Radial self-steering bogies - Development, advantages and limitations
2007 (English)In: ZE Vrail - Glasers Annalen: Zeitschrift fuer das gesamte System Bahn, ISSN 1618-8330, Vol. 131, no Suppl., 248-259 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Considering the total cost of railway operations, It is important to reduce the deterioration caused to the track by rail vehicles and vice versa. Radial steering running gear, where the wheelsets take up approximate radial positions in curves, is an important mean of reducing rail and wheel wear. They also allow curves to be negotiated at higher lateral acceleration on non-perfect track, without exceeding stipulated limits for lateral track shift forces. In order to run dynamically stable at high speed, the damping of the bogie must be appropriate, in particular the yaw damping between bogies and car body. Since the mid-1970's radial self-steering bogles have been developed and used in about 1 200 passenger rail vehicles in Scandinavia. This development continues and during 2006 a test train with radial self-steering bogies is run in speeds up till 281 km/h as part of the Swedish R&D program "GrönaTå get" (GreenTrain). Although there are limitations in the performance of passively self-steering bogles they are a simple and proven solution. Ultimately, In the future actively controlled radial steering may be considered asan appropriate mean to achieve higher performance and track-friendliness.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 131, no Suppl., 248-259 p.
Car body, Railway operations, Self-steering bogies, Wheel wear
Research subject Järnvägsgruppen - Gröna tåget
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26313ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34547238592OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26313DiVA: diva2:371670
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