AERODYNAMIC PROBLEMS WITH OVERHEAD LINE EQUIPMENT

Aerodynamics can cause pantograph contact force to vary on high speed trains so that current collection can be adversely affected. Field or wind tunnel tests may be necessary in finalizing design. Wind forces may induce oscillations in contact wire or could simply overload the overhead structure causing failure. Factors necessary to counter adverse wind effects are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications

    Penthouse 1, 15 West 55th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Gawthorpe, R G
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 38-40
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM