The Train Dynamics Analyzer is a compact, computer-based system designed as a training tool for locomotive engineers. The system uses a mathematical model to predict the longitudinal dynamic conditions encountered during operation of freight trains. A CRT display provides operating instructions to assist with the set up procedures for a simulated run, provides graphic and tabular descriptions of the train selected for the run and in the final phase presents a performance summary. The TDA can also be used for developing handling procedures for special train consists or unusual track conditions and for investigating certain aspects of train accidents.

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 16-23

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-77/13 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM