The dynamic equations of motion describing car rocking are presented. These equations are then simplified and used to determine car-body roll frequency and its dependence on roll amplitude. As a result of the analysis, a graphical technique was developed which shows the rail disturbance as a function of truck-center distance for any desired rail length, wheel base, track profile, and rail stagger. In addition, a brief account of the experimental history is presented.

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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 the Winter Annual Meeting, Chicago. Ill., Nov. 7-11, 1965.
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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • MANOS, W P
    • SHANG, J C
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM