The problem of calculating the quasi-static forces developed when railway vehicles negotiate curved track has been studied by many different workers. However, although theories have been developed which are relevant to particular situations, no general theory has been available until the present time. Now, a new, nonlinear theory has been established by the authors of this paper which deals with the real geometry of the wheel/rail contact, as well as the saturation of the creep force/creepage relationship. A comprehensive series of tests has been carried out with different vehicles on various test sites, confirming that the new theory gives excellent agreement with the measured results for all the cases considered.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 388-406

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  • Accession Number: 00190300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM