Allowable Speed of Tilting Car in the Conventional Line

기존선의 선형조건을 고려한 틸팅차량의 허용속도 평가

  • 유영화 (한국철도기술연구원, 인프라기술개발팀) ;
  • 엄주환 (한국철도기술연구원, 인프라기술개발) ;
  • 엄기영 (한국철도기술연구원, 인프라기술개발팀)
  • Published : 2003.12.01


A quantitative analysis on the amounts of cant and lateral displacement of gravitational center due to the introduction of high-speed tilting car was carried out, based on the current alignment of the conventional line. In addition, the maximum allowable speed in curve and the level of improvement in maximum speed of tilting car were evaluated through the comparison with the maximum speed of locomotive. It was found that the tilting car produces an equivalent amount of cant, which corresponds to 47.5 % of current actual cant. This effect could be explained by the fact that 1.34 m, which is the height of gravitational center of tilting car from the rail level, is much lower than that of locomotive and thus guarantees much higher level of safety in curve. The equivalent amount of cant due to the lateral displacement of gravitational center followed by tilting in curve was 2.4 mm. It was small but not enough to be neglected and must be included in calculating the maximum speed in curve. It could be concluded that the 15 % speed-up of the conventional line is reasonable under the current condition of alignment.


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