Development of structural design practices for freight wagons

United Goninan current design practices have developed through a series of design projects over the last 6 years. Understanding the effect of application parameters on load magnitudes has been at the forefront. Analysis work completed has included investigation of freight operations to evaluate the loads seen in service, evaluation of previous wagon designs and consultation with American engineers who understand the AAR code. Such knowledge permits Goninan to better predict the load environment for new applications. This enables design risks to be understood and addressed to the benefit of both Goninan and its customers, through designs that are more reliable with optimum load capacity (and hence mass). This paper provides an overview of United Goninan recent freight wagon design experiences. The development of design practices is described through these experiences, concentrating on understanding the design codes and application parameters, and their effect on structural fatigue life.

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  • Pagination: 10p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Cost efficient railways through engineering: CORE 2002: conference on railway engineering, November 10-13 2002, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:53AM