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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Strasberg, L
    • Perfect, N
    • Elliott, G L
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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