AERODYNAMICS AND THE RAILWAYS. SURVEY OF PROBLEMS AND TASKS

AERODYNAMIK BEI DER EISENBAHN. EINE UEBERSICHT UEBER PROBLEME UND AUFGABEN

Operating at speeds approaching or exceeding 200 km/h requires resistance to forward motion and the consequences on vehicles, passengers and the environment to be taken into account. An aerodynamic effect produced by trains travelling up to 11 m/s is acceptable for passengers on the platform and speeds up to 17 m/s for staff. Resistance to air, in the case of a fast train, accounts for nearly 95 percent of overall resistance to forward motion. The specific problem of aerodynamics in tunnels is also dealt with in detail.

  • Authors:
    • Glueck, H
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM