INDEPENDENTLY ROTATING WHEELS FOR HIGH SPEED TRAINS

An investigation has been made of the possible application of independently rotating wheel systems to high speed rail systems. The objective of this application is to eliminate the hunting stability problems inherent in conventional wheel systems, and thus improve the vehicle ride comfort and safety. A study of possible wheel-rail configurations indicated that a single point contact with zero contact angle and a difference between wheel and rail contour radii of between 5 and 10 in. was preferable. An individually rotating wheel system appears to be a strong candidate for high speed rail systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Meeting 5-9 October 1970.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Kaplan, A
    • Hasselman, T K
    • SHORT, S A
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 700841 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM