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oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Sentrarand Marshalling Yard : the mechanical engineering involvement

 

Abstract

This paper deals with the mechanical aspects of the Sentrarand Marshalling Yard. Particular emphasis is placed on the operating principles of some of the equipment provided and how mechanical engineering design and manufacture and civil engineering design and construction had to be blended together to resolve the particular problem of controlling vehicle movement in a marshalling yard in an effective and economical way. This is achieved despite the use of wagons with a rolling resistance varying from 10 N / t to 180 N / t. Reference is also made to extensive tests conducted to enable equipment to be adjusted to meet local requirements.

Hierdie artikel handel oor die meganiese aspekte betrokke by die Sentrarand Rangeerwerf. Die werking van sekere van die toerusting soos voorsien word benadruk asook hoedanig meganiese ingenieursontwerp en -vervaardiging en siviele ingenieursontwerp en -konstruksie saamgevoeg is om die spesifieke problem, die beheer van voertuigbeweging in 'n rangeerwerf, op die mees effektiewe en ekonomiese wyse op te los. Dit word verkry ten spyte van die gebruik van trokke met 'n rolweerstand wat varieer vanaf 10 N / t tot 180 N / t. Daar word ook verwys na uitgebreide toetse wat uitgevoer is sodat toerusting aangepas kon word om aan plaaslike vereistes te kan voldoen.

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1982-11-01
2016-12-06
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