In working out the design of a frame for any power-operated rail unit, provision must be made for it to function: as a rigid girder support for the main components it will be required to sustain; as a foundation upon which the power of traction may be developed and transmitted to the wheels; as a strut to resist buffing shocks; and as a transporting member in all lifting operations. Locomotive frame stresses and methods for calculating stresses are discussed. A diagram of stresses developed by a 1200-hp diesel-electric locomotive under service conditions is shown. Cast side frame and underframe designs are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • McArd, G W
  • Publication Date: 1955-8-19

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 214-217
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  • Accession Number: 00039645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM