Equipment has been developed that enables a locomotive engineer to observe the effects of his control actions on a train. The system is called the Train Dynamics Analyzer (TDA). By using a computerized mathematical model in conjunction with a locomotive control stand, the equipment presents information through typical conventional control stand indicators and gages and a CRT display. The display consists of a representation of the train as it moves along the track profile with grades, curves, mileposts, and town names; a plot of coupler forces and brake cylinder pressures throughout the train; average acceleration; simulation time; and head and remote locomotive throttle positions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 27-December 2, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Stephenson, J G
    • Mosier, J E
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77-WA/RT-10 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM