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.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 26-30, 1972.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Cabble, G M
- Publication Date: 1972-11
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Diameter; Thermal stresses; Vehicle design; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Tread braking; Wheel design; Wheel diameter; Wheel thermal stresses
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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