THE EFFECT OF WHEEL DIAMETER ON TREAD TEMPERATURE IN GRADE OPERATION

It has long been thought that as wheel diameters decreased, tread temperatures increased during similar grade braking conditions. The author gives data to prove this is true and to show how much. Curves are also presented to allow prediction of temperatures for wheel sizes not tested.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 26-30, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Cabble, G M
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 72-WA/RT-10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM