Train Technology for the Tunnel 1992

Train Technology for the Tunnel 1992 : International Conference

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The design and operation of trains for the Channel Tunnel has presented engineers with an exciting and unique challenge. The Channel Tunnel is 50 kilometres long and consists of three tunnels with multiple aerodynamic interconnections. Rolling stock for the Tunnel must be able to withstand a wide variety of pressures. An international Conference on "Train Technology for the Tunnel", organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and held in Le Touquet in November 1992, brought together many experts to discuss all aspects of railway engineering for the Channel Tunnel. Topics covered were: the aerodynamic aspects of train design, safety in the Tunnel, train control and communication, and rolling stock development and design. Papers presented included: pressures on rolling stock development design, safety on the Channel Tunnel high-speed trains, the Channel Tunnel signalling system and low track force technology bogies. This volume is a collection of papers presented at this significant International Conference.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 200 x 250mm | 402g
  • Professional Engineering Publishing
  • Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 0852988028
  • 9780852988022

Table of contents

Aerodynamic aspects of train design for operation through the channel; pressures on rolling stock design; the channel tunnel project constitution; the development of standard responses for emergency incidents in the channel tunnel; safety on the channel tunnel high speed trains; Eurotunnel rolling stock maintenance; automatic train protection system of the Seikan tunnel for shinkansen and other train operations; the channel tunnel signalling system; high speed trains for the channel tunnel; the channel tunnel tourist wagons; channel tunnel nightstock - the name of the game is compatibility; low track force technology bogies; class 92 dual voltage locomotives for channel tunnel freight and overnight services; quality management for the design and manufacturing of the channel tunnel rolling stocks; the channel tunnel - commissioning the system.
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