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   Aerodynamic ordering of freight cars  evaluated  
Many freight trains are mixed, i.e. they are composed of different types of freight cars. In mixed trains air resistance can be substantially reduced by ordering the freight cars in an aerodynamically favourable manner without any changes on the rolling stock itself.
Technology field: Aerodynamics and friction
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References / Links:  Vollmer 1989
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 date created: 2002-10-09
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