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The potential for lightweighting of railway axles was investigated to primarily reduce the unsprung mass of rail vehicles. The reduction of unsprung mass equates to an overall lighter train, which will help to reduce track damage, energy consumption and total operating costs. Two approaches were considered for the lightweighting of railway axles, which include a hollow axle design and material substitution using advanced composite materials, to offer a more track-friendly design.
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This page is a summary of: Lightweighting of railway axles for the reduction of unsprung mass and track access charges, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, September 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0954409719877774.
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