Problem of Increasing Tractive Effort of Railway Locomotives in Conditions of Arctic and Continental Shelf Regions

  • A. Keropyan
  • S. AlbulEmail author
  • A. Zarapin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The completed research proves the relevance of the method and creation on its basis of a device for deicing railway rails for industrial and urban transport in the conditions of the Arctic and continental shelf regions of the Russian Federation, which will increase the tractive effort of operating and newly created locomotives and solve the problem of mineral transportation from the explored fields of the Arctic and continental shelf regions of the Russian Federation. The method and the device for deicing railway rails allow one to revive the Great Northern Railway Project and ensure the strategic security of the RF, according to the Strategy of Scientific and Technological Development Program of the Russian Federation No. 642 approved by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated December 1, 2016. The development of an innovative way to increase the tractive effort of locomotives in the conditions of ice building on the rail working surfaces during the rolling stock operation in the Arctic and continental shelf regions of the Russian Federation will contribute to the creation of a year-round overland communication between Chukotka and the Barents Sea, duplicating the Northern Sea Route.


The Arctic region Continental shelf Industrial railway transport Locomotive Wheel–rail system Ice deposit Heated sand Friction coefficient 



The authors are grateful to the Chief Scientific Officer of OAO Russian National Research Institute of Railway Transport ‘VNIIZhT’, Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences Yury Mikhailovich Luzhnov, for useful advice and methodological assistance when writing the article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The National University of Science and Technology ‘MISIS’MoscowRussia

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