Title: Dynamic response of a railway vehicle air brake system

Authors: M.A. Murtaza, S.B.L. Garg

Addresses: Joint Director, Research Designs and Standards Organisation, Lucknow, India. ' Professor and Head Mechanical Engineering, Dept., M.N.R. Engineering College, Allahabad, India

Abstract: A Railway Vehicle Air Brake System has been analysed by considering its system kinematics and fluid mechanics. The kinematic model is represented by a single degree of freedom equation of motion, yielding a formed solution. Air flow is assumed as incompressible and unsteady. Corrections for instantaneous mean density have been made and the Runge-kutta method of numerical integration has been used for solving the governing differential equation. Analytical results are in good agreement with the laboratory data.

Keywords: vehicle braking; brake performance assessment; fluid mechanics; kinematics; railway vehicles; air brakes; mathematical modelling; kinematic models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1989.061569

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1989 Vol.10 No.4, pp.481 - 496

Published online: 26 May 2014 *

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