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RESEARCH PAPERS

Locomotive Friction-Creep Studies

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C. F. Logston

Electro-Motive Division-GMC, LaGrange, IL 60525

G. S. Itami

Export Sales, Electro-Motive Division-GMC, LaGrange, IL 60525

J. Eng. Ind 102(3), 275-281 (Aug 01, 1980) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3183865 History: Received January 14, 1980; Online July 30, 2009

Abstract

The utilization of available locomotive wheel-rail adhesion has been and continues to be an area of great concern to locomotive builders and railroads throughout the world. In 1976, EMD completed an extensive four-year research program initiated to investigate the relationship between wheel-rail friction and wheel creep on a locomotive wheel. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of this friction-creep study. Included is a discussion of the various conditions that affect the friction-creep relationship. Test sites, test-procedures, instrumentation, and data analysis methods are also discussed. The conclusions are aimed at providing an understanding of adhesion at the wheel-rail interface and how this pertains to locomotive utilization of that adhesion.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
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