Coning of Wheels And Object of Providing - Civil Engineering

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Coning of Wheels And Object of Providing

Coning of Wheels

The art of providing an outward slope of 1 in 20 to the treads of wheels of rolling stock is known as coning of wheels.

Object of Providing Coning of Wheels

Coning of wheels is done to achieve the following object
1. To reduce the wear and tear of the wheel flanges and rails.
2. To prevent lateral movement of trains.
3. To prevent the wheels from slipping to some extent.
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