Research on Aerodynamic Brake of High-Speed Train
To solve the braking problems caused by train speed-raising, shorten braking distance and avoid probable wheel sliding arising therefrom, we launch a research into Aerodynamic Brake and design an aerodynamic brake mechanism, the wing plate of which can open and close bilaterally against the wind with opening angle controllable. Kinematic analysis and optimization design by using ADAMS are done in order to reduce the driving force and obtain more reasonable structural parameters. Research in this mechanism may provide important referential value for high-speed train braking technology.
Linli Xu, Wenya Tian and Elwin Mao
Y. Xi et al., "Research on Aerodynamic Brake of High-Speed Train", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 80-81, pp. 932-936, 2011