The use of roller rigs for the investigation of railway vehicle dynamics has been discussed in Chapter 14. Their operation, application, and the changes in vehicle response introduced due to geometric and kinematic differences between running a rail vehicle on rollers, as opposed to track, were described in detail. Full scale rigs are a useful tool when assessing the dynamic performance of a prototype vehicle, especially in the days when numerical simulation of vehicle dynamics was not as well developed as it is today, but their frequency of use for prototype design is in decline, as computer techniques become more popular. Their high costs act against their widespread use.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics|
|Place of Publication||Boca Raton|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||0849333210, 9780849333217|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2006|