STABILITY CRITERIA FOR ARTICULATED RAILWAY VEHICLES POSSESSING PERFECT STEERING

The general form of the equations of motion of multi-body articulated railway vehicles are used to establish the conditions which the elastic stiffness matrix, which describes the nature and configuration of the suspension elements connecting the various bodies, must satisfy in order to achieve both perfect steering on circular curves and dynamic stability. The resulting criteria are then used to discuss the properties of various multi-axle configurations which are either typical of current practice or possibilities for future designs.

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    Swets and Zeitlinger BV

    3476 Heerweg, Publications Department
    Lisse,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • WICKENS, A H
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Pagination: p. 165-182
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM