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Tractive Effort of a steam locomotive


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URL: http://reusablecode.blogspot.com/2008/05/tractive-effort.html

Only works for non-compound locomotives. (ie. single cylinder)

  1. <?php
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  10.  
  11. // Calculates the tractive effort of a non-compound steam locomotive.
  12. function $tractiveEffort($cylinderDiameter, $stroke, $pressure, $wheelDiameter)
  13. {
  14. return $cylinderDiameter ^ 2 * $stroke * $pressure * 0.85 / $wheelDiameter;
  15. }
  16. ?>

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