Patent Number: 6,305,297

Title: Railway vehicle bogie and process for manufacturing a side member of such a bogie

Abstract: A railway vehicle bogie, including at least two axles, at least one side member being provided to connect the axles to a central part of the bogie. The side member is formed by an elastic blade shaped as a vertically oriented continuous flattened loop which may be made of composite material or of metal. A process for manufacturing a side member of composite material consists in winding a continuous lap of reinforcing fibers over at least one turn around two studs so as to form a loop, and polymerizing a resin-based matrix around the fibers.

Inventors: Landrot; Alain (Le Creusot, FR)

Assignee: Alstom Transport SA

International Classification: B61F 5/30 (20060101); B61F 5/32 (20060101); B61F 5/52 (20060101); B61F 5/00 (20060101); B61F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018