### Abstract

We examine three aspects of the dynamics of the Cooperrider truck travelling in a curve with constant radius. First the critical speed is found. Second we investigate the existence of multiple steady solutions to the curving problem. Third - and it is related to the second problem - we examine the position of the truck frame and the wheelsets during curving. One interesting result is that for a given superelevation there exist curve radii for which the critical speed is exceeded, when the vehicle negotiates the curve with the allowed maximum cant deficiency. These critical speeds are lower than the critical speed on straight track.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 2005 ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference, Pueblo, Colorado |

Publisher | IEEE |

Publication date | 2005 |

Pages | 131-138 |

ISBN (Print) | 0-7918-3752-1 |

Publication status | Published - 2005 |

Event | ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference, 2005 - Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → … |

### Conference

Conference | ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference, 2005 |
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Period | 01/01/2005 → … |

### Bibliographical note

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True, H., Hansen, T. G., & Lundell, H. (2005). On the Quasi-stationary curving dynamics of a railroad truck. In

*Proceedings of the 2005 ASME/IEEE Joint Rail Conference, Pueblo, Colorado*(pp. 131-138). IEEE.