Development of a New Device for Investigating Creep Force between Wheels and Rails

A new experimental device has been developed to investigate creep forces between wheels and rails. The device--called the Creep Tester--is applicable to existing rails, and its wheel is capable of rolling on rails while using a specific mechanism to alter any longitudinal creepage generated. The Creep Tester is also equipped with a mechanism for setting wheel yaw angles to induce lateral creepage. Along with a number of other features (including a short measuring time and the ability to set normal forces), the device is advantageous in ascertaining the parameters that affect creep force characteristics.

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    • Doi, Hisayo
    • Miyamoto, Takefumi
    • Nishiyama, Yukio
    • Ohe, Shintaro
    • Kamachi, Hideya
  • Publication Date: 2009-11


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  • Accession Number: 01150908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2010 2:03PM