SOME STATIC AND DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF RAILWAY WHEELS
To improve the understanding of wheel/rail noise generation, experiments were conducted on four railway wheels to determine their static and dynamic behavior. The railway wheels used were the Bochum wheel, the Acoustaflex wheel, the S.A.B. wheel and a standard railway wheel. The properties measured were their frequencies, modal damping ratios, and mode shapes. Deflection properties are also given. Two prototype wheels also included in the tests were found to produce higher damping ratios than any of the four established railway wheels.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 10-15, 1978.
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- Strasberg, L
- Perfect, N
- Elliott, G L
- Publication Date: 1978-7-7
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Car wheels (Railroads); Damping (Physics); Elastomers; Environmental impacts; Light rail vehicles; Noise; Noise sources; Railroads; Rapid transit cars; Test facilities; Vehicle design; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Resilient wheels; Wheel design
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00188061
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 78/WA/RT-4 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 3 1981 12:00AM