MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 178, 201822nd International Conference on Innovative Manufacturing Engineering and Energy - IManE&E 2018
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Mechanical and Manufacturing Equipment Devices and Instrumentation|
|Published online||24 July 2018|
About the influence of wheel-rail adhesion on the maximum speed of trains
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Department of Rolling Stock, Splaiul Independenţei 313, Bucharest, Romania
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheel-rail adhesion is a fundamental aspect in rail transport, with high impact on traction and braking of trains. In the case of high speeds trains, wheel-rail adhesion is particularly important, as the maximum usable traction force is limited by the adhesion force. The present paper analyses the influence of wheel-rail adhesion on the maximum speed of trains, considering ranges of usual values for the track gradient and the adhesion coefficient and the real data of two Japanese high-speed trains. Analysis shows that low adhesion and high track gradient result in significant reduction of train speed.
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