HIGH ADHESION TRUCK FOR ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES
The use of high adhesion principles has enabled the South African Railways to achieve maximum performance from its latest d-c electric locomotives. Their improved performance has been due to a combination of advances in electrical technology and the development of high adhesion trucks. This paper describes the improved features with particular emphasis on the trucks. The design principles required for high adhesion, the theoretical improvement to be expected, and the actual performance results obtained on the Railways are presented.
- 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 USA 10016-5990
- Jackson, K L
- Franz, P M
- Ferreira, I W
- Dooley, I M
- Publication Date: 1979-1-31
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Adhesion; Car trucks (Railroads); Electric locomotives; Locomotives; Narrow gage track; Suspension systems; Traction; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: Spoornet
- Old TRIS Terms: Locomotive design; Locomotive trucks; Tractive effort; Weight transfer
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00194646
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 79-RT-7 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM