Scale testing

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics
EditorsSimon Iwnnicki
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Chapter15
Pages507-526
Number of pages20
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781420004892
ISBN (Print)0849333210, 9780849333217
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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    Allen, P. D. (2006). Scale testing. In S. Iwnnicki (Ed.), Handbook of Railway Vehicle Dynamics (1st ed., pp. 507-526). CRC Press.