New Hypothesis of Friction and Its Application to Design of a Railway Wheelset

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A. Fridberg, L. Vinnik

Electric Rolling Stock Repair Plant JSC “ZREPS,” Moscow, Russia

J. Tribol 121(4), 768-773 (Oct 01, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2834134 History: Received May 13, 1997; Revised February 08, 1999; Online January 24, 2008


A new hypothesis for friction forces between two elastic bodies is proposed. The hypothesis is based on contact mechanics problem. The study concentrates on the problem of a railway wheel rolling on rail under tractive effort and normal load. The effect of friction force in developing adhesion is considered. Based on the proposed hypothesis, new design of a railway wheelset has been developed and tested on Moscow Metro and tramcar.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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