Transportation Engineering articles

Coning of Wheels in Rails

Coning of Wheels

The rim or flanges of the wheels are never made flat but they are in the shape of a cone with a slope of about 1 to 20. This is known as coning of wheels. The coning of wheels is manly done to maintain the vehicle in the central position with respect to the track.

new railway line survey

Railway Survey | New Railway Line Survey

Prior to survey the available maps of proposed area are studied. This helps in fixing suitable alignment facilitate various surveys work. The various engineering surveys which are carried out for the choice of route of a new railway line can broadly be divided in to three categories Reconnaissance Survey, Preliminary Survey and Location Survey