The Metroliner Cars used in regular rail passenger service on the Northeast Corridor are the subject of a program sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, to improve the ride quality performance of the cars. The technique of mathematical modeling of the car was utilized in this program to predict and postulate methods of obtaining improved performance. The model was generated, verified, and then various parameters were altered to obtain optimum vehicle response. The altered parameters were then used to specify various car component modifications and to generate a specification for a completely new truck.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was recommended by the IEEE Land Transportation Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society for presentation at the 1973 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, St. Louis, Mo., April 11-12, 1973. The price is $1.35 for members.
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  • Authors:
    • May, J T
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00044316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper C73928-9-IA
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM