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Suspension System of Railway Vehicle

Suspension System

By on May 16, 2013
Suspension System

The track irregularities and their interaction with wheel generate vibration of varying amplitude and frequency. These vibrations may cause damage to different parts of the vehicle if not contained and also return it back to the track. These vibrations are contained by suspension arrangement. Elements of suspension system are Elastic Element (Helical Spring) Damper, Constraints […]

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Axle Box

By on May 16, 2013

Axle Box A device which supports weight of the vehicle and transfer it to wheel and permits its rolling as well as longitudinal motion. Axle box transmits longitudinal, lateral and vertical forces from wheel set to other parts of the suspension system Axle Box consists of housing with removable front cover, bearing plain(now obsolete) or […]

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Wheel Sets

By on May 16, 2013
Wheel Sets

A wheel set consists of two wheels rigidly connected by a common axle and provides Necessary distance between track and vehicle to support equipment mounted on under-frame Guidance for motion to contain within track gauze Transfer of vertical load to the rail Transfer of tractive and braking effort to rail It’s design depends upon Type […]

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Suspension System of Railway Vehicle

By on May 15, 2013
Suspension System of Railway Vehicle

Movement of Railway vehicle on Rail is a guided movement, different as compared to road. This system is complex with having many degrees of freedoms making the study of vehicle dynamics a challenging subject from the beginning of industrial revolution Mechanical system provides Transfer and balancing of vertical Load Guidance and automatic steering of vehicle […]

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