Analysis about the new wheel changes of the rolling stocks after using the loop in Seoul Metro 2.3 lines

서울 메트로 2.3호선 루프선 사용 전후의 전동차 차륜교환분석

  • 김동민 (서울 메트로 지축차량사무소) ;
  • 안종곤 (서울 메트로 지축차량사무소)
  • Published : 2007.11.08


A contact patch between the wheel and the rail supports the train body and a traction power comes from it when rolling stocks run on the railroad. Friction force between the wheel and rail makes the train move on the rail. Whenever the train runs on the rail, the wheels and rails wear down by frictions inevitably. So it must be shaped by the lathe or changed for the safety train operation and the comfortable ride. Until now, many measures were carried out in order to prevent a wear and tear of the wheels. For example loop line railway in Kun Ja depot and Ji Chuk depot. This document reports the wheel changing data taken by maintenances department for the period before and after 1996 in the lines in Seoul metro.