INCREASED CUSHIONING CAPACITY - A REQUIREMENT OF TOMORROW'S FREIGHT CAR

This paper discusses the future requirements in draft-gear designs in order to insure proper protection to the freight-car structure and the lading transported in the car. The economic benefits that may be derived from increased draft protection are pointed out. New devices that provide increased gear capacity at low reaction forces are discussed.

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    • This paper appeared in Anthology of Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Volume 1: Freight Car Impact. The anthology was sponsored by the Rail Transportation Division, ASME. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, N.J., Nov. 29-Dec. 4, 1959.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Lanning, H K
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM