SINGLE-AXLE TRUCKS AND ARTICULATED CONNECTIONS FOR MULTIPLE-UNIT, HIGH CAPACITY RAILWAY CARS

Outlines the development program for and describes the design of single-axle trucks and articulated connections. These components were developed, manufactured, and applied to an articulated, multiple-unit, high-capacity hopper car. The functioning characteristics of the single-axle trucks, suspension, and articulated connections are discussed and a summary of road test results is given. Conclusions are drawn in regard to feasibility and practicability of using single-axle trucks and articulated connections for multiple-unit, high-capacity cars.

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    • ASME, Anthology of Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Efficiency of Train Action and Rail Car Vibration, 2 volumes, Published by Rail Transportation Division, New York.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Three Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Weber, H B
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00046783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 1976 12:00AM