Composite brakes to cut the noise of rail freight

Bänsch, Roland
October 2011
Railway Gazette International;Oct2011, Vol. 167 Issue 10, p70
Trade Publication
The article discusses the improved low-noise brake blocks for use on freight trains that a consortium of Deutsche Bahn and German companies is developing, testing and validating under the LäGiV project backed by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology. It cites the cause of the high rolling noise of traditional freight trains and offers an overall perspective of the various fields for the application of composite brake blocks. The scope and focus of the project are also noted.


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