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Title: On the active guidance of railway vehicles
Authors: Powell, Andrew
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: © Andrew Powell
Abstract: 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. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27142
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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