In order to investigate the most desirable characteristics of a draft gear by mathematical analysis, a study has been made of the mechanics of an elastic bar, which is subjected to external forces that correspond to those acting in trains under various service conditions. The results of this study, including the derivation of the various equations governing the behavior of an elastic bar, solid or with free slack, are given in another paper by the author. The present paper contains substantially the same equations but transcribed so as to apply to railway trains. Numerical examples are given showing the applications of these equations to assumed test trains.

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    • This paper appeared in Anthology of Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Volume 2: Effects of Train Action and Rail Car Vibration. The anthology was sponsored by the Rail Transportation Division, ASME. Presented at Semi-Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa., - June 19-22, 1944.
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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Wikander, O R
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM