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How to calculate the maximum starting traction force for a train with multiple carriages?

Suppose I have a convoy composed of the following elements: A locomotive with 4 driven wheelsets (2 wheels per wheelset and therefore 8 wheels). $n$ carriages with 2 wheelsets each. Assuming the ...
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Should I discard part of the data (steel traction test)

(please excuse my bad English. I don't speak English) I have to deal with an old hydraulic machine, recovered from a deposit. I have no knowledge on mechanical engineering. Only civil engineering. ...
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Why do drag race semi trucks slant to one side?

I've been watching drag races of semi trucks and found that, especially during the initial phase of acceleration, they all bend to their right-hand side. I understand, that the huge torque in rear ...
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Equal power transmission in 4x4 vehicles?

If a 4x4 (true 4x4 not AWD) has 3 wheels slipping, does the one tire with traction receive all the torque available from the transmission? Is there typically a reduction in power transmission in 4x4 ...