CONVENTIONAL VERSUS SELF-STEERING RADIAL TRUCKS FOR HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER TRAINS
The performance of self-steering, articulated and non-articulated trucks on high-speed passenger trains was compared to a standard conventional passenger truck. Linear, lateral stability analyses and quasilinear, steady-state curving analyses were used to evaluate criteria of a design speed of 125 mi/h (200 km/h), and wheel tread and rail head wear in curves. Based on the results of this analytical study, the self-steering articulated truck would reduce wear in curves by a factor of two. However, an improvement in the steering characteristics of conventional non-articulated trucks would reduce wear in curves by a factor of four.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 24-25, 1979.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Doyle Jr, G R
- Publication Date: 1979-1-25
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Car trucks (Railroads); High speed rail; Hunting (Dynamics); Passenger cars; Ride quality; Stability (Mechanics); Steering; Tractor trailer combinations; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Radial trucks
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00194642
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 79-RT-3 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM