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Author Soper, David,
Title The aerodynamics of a container freight train / David Soper.
Imprint Switzerland : Springer, 2016.

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Author Soper, David,
Series Springer theses ; 2190-5061
Springer theses. 2190-5061
Subject Railroad trains -- Aerodynamics.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Note "Doctoral Theses accepted by the University of Birmingham, UK."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Literature Review -- Slipstream Experiment Setup -- Slipstream Data Processing Methodology -- Slipstream Data Analysis, Results and Discussion -- Aerodynamic Load Experiment Setup -- Aerodynamic Load Experiment Processing Methodology -- Aerodynamic Load Analysis, Results and Discussion -- Conclusions and Recommendations for Further Work.
Summary This outstanding thesis characterises the aerodynamic flow around a container freight train; investigating how changing container loading configurations affect the magnitude of aerodynamic forces measured on a container. 1/25th scale moving-model freight train experiments were carried out at the University of Birmingham's TRAIN rig facility to investigate slipstream velocities and static pressure, as well as measuring, using a specifically designed on-board pressure monitoring system, the aerodynamic loads on containers. Results were compared with full scale data and assessed in terms European standards for trackside worker and passenger safety limits. Rail vehicle aerodynamic studies have tended to previously focus on high speed passenger trains in line with increases in train speed. The research presented within this thesis highlights the issues associated with the aerodynamic development around a freight train, providing the foundations for further research and a basis from which to develop international safety standards in relation to freight, as well as high speed trains.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 17, 2016).
ISBN 9783319332796 (electronic bk.)
3319332791 (electronic bk.)
9783319332772 (print)
OCLC # 949365336
Additional Format Print version: Soper, David. Aerodynamics of a Container Freight Train. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016 9783319332772

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