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Optimizing Wheel/Rail Performance on High Speed, Mixed Traffic Corridors

[+] Author Affiliations
Eric E. Magel

National Research Council, Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Brian Helfrich

National Passenger Railroad Corporation (Amtrak), Philadelphia, PA

Ali Tajaddini

U.S. Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC

Paper No. JRC2010-36155, pp. 165-172; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/JRC2010-36155
From:
  • 2010 Joint Rail Conference
  • 2010 Joint Rail Conference, Volume 2
  • Urbana, Illinois, USA, April 27–29, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Rail Transportation Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4907-1 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3867-9
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME and National Research Council of Canada

abstract

Between 2001 and 2009, a series of field, laboratory and theoretical studies were conducted with FRA sponsorship to better understand the wheel/rail interaction on Amtrak’s multi-user Northeast Corridor. The development of a new wheel profile, optimized rail profiles, friction management practices and a grinding strategy were key aspects of the program. The experience gathered over an eight year period, including many lessons learned, has been collected and provides a template for how optimization of the wheel/rail interaction can be undertaken on high speed, shared use railway corridors.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME and National Research Council of Canada
Topics: Rails , Traffic , Wheels

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