We will study the effect of variation of tractive force and also derive the equation to calculate the the tractive force. The first thing to remember here is that, the Locomotive engines are reciprocating engines
The method of direct and reverse cranks is applicable on reciprocating engines i.e V engines, radial engines, etc in which the piston performs reciprocating motion.
Basic knowledge about Firing Order - The firing order is a sequence of giving spark/firing to the cylinders of multi-cylinder inline engines. Firing order is provided in multi-cylinder inline engines in order to avoid vibrations
A mass of 85 kg is supported on a spring which deflects 18 mm under the weight of the mass. The vibrations of the mass are constrained to be linear and vertical. A dashpot is provided which reduces the amplitude to one-quarter of its initial value in two complete oscillations. Calculate magnitude of the damping force at unit velocity and periodic time of damped vibration.
Numerical: A door along with door-closing system shown is shown in the figure below. It has a moment of inertia of $25 kg sdot m^2$ about the hinge axis. If the stiffness of torsional spring is $20 N m/rad$, find the most suitable value of the damping coefficient.
Logarithmic decrement is defined as the natural logarithm of the ratio of successive amplitude on the same side of mean position. The rate of decay in the amplitudes of under-damped system is measured by the parameter known as logarithmic decrement.