THE EFFECTS OF INCREASED WORK BEING PERFORMED AT THE TRUCK/CARBODY CONNECTION IN RIGID UNDERFRAME CARS
The transfer of train movement forces between the body and truck on rigid underframe cars is somewhat different than on cushion underframe cars, i.e., the buff and draft forces have a more direct route to the truck. This results in high dynamic forces acting on the truck-body connection. This article covers truck action, rock 'n roll, and center plate wear and failure. Diagrams and photographs are included. The comments of the delegates and the responses of the panel are presented.
- From 1972 Railroad Engineering Conference.
Dresser Transportation Equipment Division2 Main Street
Depew, NY United States 14043
- Hengel, M F
- Chin, R J
- Publication Date: 1972-9-6
- Pagination: p. 34-35
- TRT Terms: Plates (Engineering); Rocking; Rolling; Train track dynamics; Wear
- Old TRIS Terms: Body center plates; Center plate failures; Center plates; Rock and roll
- Subject Areas: Materials; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00048302
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM