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.
- Prepared for Meeting 5-9 October 1970.
New York, NY United States 10017
- Kaplan, A
- Hasselman, T K
- SHORT, S A
- Publication Date: 0
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: High speed rail; Hunting (Dynamics); Railroad cars; Stability (Mechanics); Trucks; Wheels; Wheelsets (Railroads)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Independently rotating wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Running stability
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00046923
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: 700841 Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM