The Effect of Cross-Winds on Trains

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R. K. Cooper

Research & Development Division, British Railways Board, United Kingdom

J. Fluids Eng 103(1), 170-178 (Mar 01, 1981) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3240768 History: Received March 27, 1980; Online October 26, 2009


Low mass, high speed trains may be in danger of being overturned by strong crosswinds. This paper examines the aerodynamic data required to estimate overturning wind speeds. The results of wind tunnel tests and a moving model experiment, including the effect of the turbulent wind, are described.

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