DYNAMICS OF "SHIMMY" IN PASSENGER CAR TRUCKS

A series of tests conducted on the Pere Marquette District of The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway to investigate the causes and the cures of "Shimmy" motion gave conclusive data that this type of truck motion can be not only controlled but prevented if a proper angular damping is introduced between the truck frame and the car body.

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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, St. Louis, Mo., June 19-23, 1950.
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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Guins, S G
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM