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The application of roller rigs to railway vehicle dynamics

Jaschinski, Alfred, Chollet, Hugues, Iwnicki, Simon D., Wickens, Alan H. and Würzen, Jürgen von (1999) The application of roller rigs to railway vehicle dynamics. Vehicle System Dynamics, 31 (5-6). pp. 345-392. ISSN 0042-3114

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Abstract

Roller rigs have been built world-wide to research into the dynamics of railway vehicles and they have particularly been applied to the development of high-speed trains. This survey takes into consideration both full scale as well as small scale model roller rigs. Besides performance, most important experimental work and the emphasis of application, the scaling strategies of model test rigs and the differences involved in roller rig experiments are treated. Suggestions for potential future uses and developments are also given for this tool which is useful for demonstration and analysis of railway vehicle dynamic behaviour.

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