Mr V Anand Speaks…

January 24, 2009 at 18:25 1 comment

… and when he speaks, he mesmerises you !

Talk on the Design of Passenger Coaches.. Safety and Comfort.

Talks about the basics of the passenger coaches.

General Parameters: Gauge and Track Geometry, Axle load, bridges, Moving dimensions, Ergonomics.

Railways are the only mode of transport in which vehicles are designed to move with equal facility in either direction.

Limitations: Overcrowding, Personal habits, toilet and water requirements, literacy and profusion of languages, extreme weather conditions, thefts and vandalism.

Stages of development: Comfort
> Animal Drawn carriages
> Open wagons
> Covered wagons / Seats
> Lighting and ventilation
> heating and AC
> Noise abutment
> Communications and other facilities

Stages of Development: Safety
> Wooden to Steel shells
> Rigid framework to bogies
> Brakes, Alarm Chain, Emergency exits
> Suspensions
> Fire prevention
> Ergonomics

Bogie Design
> Limitations of rigid wheel sets
> Track Irregularities
> Primary and secondary suspensions
> Springs, dampers and air suspension

Interesting experiences
> First Class AC coaches
> Milk Tankers
> Double deckers
> Longer coaches (lock bars)
> Pantry car lounge for Rajdhanis
> AC Driving motor coach


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Sachin Buddhisagar  |  January 24, 2009 at 18:57

    A question for Shri.Anand. How is a speed certificate assigned to a particular type of carriage…for eg..LHB/ICF class,wagons etc…

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