curve resistance

curve resistance

[′kərv ri′zis·təns]
(mechanics)
The force opposing the motion of a railway train along a track due to track curvature.
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In order to simulate the rolling and the curve resistance a force element acting between the wagon and track has been created.
The principle of direct contra bending manipulation technique is the fact that we need higher energy or force to withstand resistance or the curve load in order to realign the bent spinal curve which can be obtained by two methods, namely, to decrease the curve resistance force or to increase the force to straighten the curve.
[W.sub.j] includes grade resistance ([W.sub.j]), curve resistance ([W.sub.r]), and tunnel resistance ([W.sub.s]).