Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.2001.25.12.1739
Title & Authors
Experimental Study on the Improvement of Release Application Characteristics of Pneumatic Brakes for Freight Train Nam, Seong-Won; Mun, Gyeong-Ho; Lee, Dong-Hyeong;
Experimental study has been conducted to clarify the pneumatic characteristics of brake system for freight train and enhance the performance of diaphragm valve. Empty-load and diaphragm valves are installed in pneumatic brake system for freight trains of KNR (Korean National Railroad). Experiments are conducted by using freight train and diesel locomotive in operation. From the experimental results. new quick release valve shortens release time after brake application. In case of normal brake application, the release time is shortened to 34% of the original diaphragm valve. Reducing the release time of pneumatic brake system will be helpful to assure brake-release application and save maintenance efforts like wheel grinding.