Estimation of Curving Performance and Running Safety of Gwangju Electric Multiple Unit for City Subway

광주도시철도 전동차의 곡선추종성 및 주행안전성 평가

  • 함영삼 (한국철도기술연구원 차량기계연구본부) ;
  • 오택열 (경희대학교 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2004.04.28


For the safety of railway, it should be evaluated for the running safety by measuring the derailment coefficient. Although railway has run the fixed and maintained rail, some of railway is derailed. This report shows the results that performed the static load test, wheelset manufacturing for test, main line running test on the basis of the derailment theory and experience. It is executed main line test into more than 80km/h for estimating the curving performance and running safety of Gwangju EMU. As the test results, could confirm the curving performance and running safety of Gwangju EMU from the results of the wheel unloading, lateral force, derailment coefficient etc. Derailment coefficient was less than 0.8, and lateral force allowance limit and wheel load reduction ratio were enough safe.