ANALYSES OF RAIL VEHICLE DYNAMICS IN SUPPORT OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE WHEEL RAIL DYNAMICS RESEARCH FACILITY

The development of experimental facilities for rail vehicle testing at the DOT High Speed Ground Test Center is being complemented by analytical studies. The purpose of this effort has been to gain insight into the dynamics of rail vehicles to guide the equipment development and to establish an analytic framework for the design and interpretation of tests to be conducted at the facility. The mechanics of rail vehicle lateral guidance are reviewed on the basis of linearized models. Computer programs are developed for predicting stability and general lateral response characteristics. Computer programs for predicting vertical and pitch vehicle response to track irregularities are included. (Modified author abstract)

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  • Pagination: 228 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-72-10 Intrm Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-MA-06-0025
  • Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1981 12:00AM