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Title: On the active guidance of railway vehicles
Author: Powell, Andrew
ISNI:       0000 0001 3497 5509
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1998
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The conflict between stability and curving has been well documented since the dawn of the railways. Advances in computer technology and deeper understanding of the complex mechanics of the wheel-rail interface have led to the study of innovative designs. This thesis outlines the need for steering systems for railway applications. A number of innovative passive solutions have been proposed to reduce the conflict between stability and curving. Comparisons of some of these solutions show that significant benefits can be obtained by using uncommon configurations.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Wheel-rail interface