Fundamentals of Rail Vehicle Dynamics

Alan Wickens

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January 1, 2003 by CRC Press
Reference - 295 Pages
ISBN 9789026519468 - CAT# SW946X
Series: Advances in Engineering Series

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Summary

Fundamentals of Rail Vehicle Dynamics lays a foundation for the design of rail vehicles based on the mechanics of wheel-rail interaction as described by the equations of motion. The author advances simple models to elucidate particular challenges and demonstrate innovative systems while using analytical studies to examine novel design concepts. Rather than focusing on a "typical" set of parameters, the book discusses the issues associated with the complete range of parameters available, concentrating on the configuration and parametric design of the bogie in relation to steering, dynamic response, and stability. This is an excellent reference for designers and researchers involved vehicle development.