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O. "Railway vehicle dynamics - the emergence of a practical theory", Council gf Engineering Institutions MacRobert Award lecture, 1977. A. J. "A quasi-static curving theory for vehicles", IUTAM Symposium, September 1977. , PIOTROWSKI, J. A. "A comparison of two theoretical methods of calculating the contact area between measured railway wheelsets and track", BR Research Division Technical Memorandum TM DA 31, 1981. adhesion", Instn. Mech. Engrs. International Conference on Railway Braking, York, September 1979.

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The science and/or data does not exist to allow the calculation of all the parameters necessary to carry out the mechanical design. A good example i s the simple cyclindrical roller bearing where co-operation between industry and academia has produced something close to a practical design tool. By the mid 1980s the academic community had provided solutions for: 1. The isothermal, fully thickness. flooded The author wishes to thank Dr. Andy Olver of Westland Helicopters and Mr. Bryan Rayner of Rolls-Royce for their invaluable contributions to this gaper.

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