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The design and performance of the European freight wagon standard suspensions
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Railway Technology.
2005 (English)In: Am Soc Mech Eng Rail Transp Div Publ RTD, 2005, 9-18 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the paper we present the three most common European standard freight wagon suspensions. It is characteristic for the European suspensions that they are all primary suspensions without a bolster. The design and the function of their single elements are described. New results on the nature of dry friction and its influence on the damping characteristics are presented. Finally a few theoretical investigations of the dynamics of European freight wagons are surveyed with emphasis on the calculations of the critical speed. The results are compared with corresponding results for American wagons.

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2005. 9-18 p.
, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rail Transportation Division (Publication) RTD, ISSN 1078-8883 ; 30
Keyword [en]
Damping characteristics, European suspensions, Freight wagon standard suspensions, Primary suspensions, Codes (standards), Damping, Freight transportation, Friction, Product design, Speed control, Surveying, Suspensions (components)
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Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156519DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2005-79227ISI: 000242969000002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33646170683ISBN: 0791842290ISBN: 9780791842294OAI: diva2:767271
2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2005, 5-11 November 2005, Orlando, FL, USA

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