Damage to railway cars and ladings resulting from end impact is responsible for direct and indirect losses to the American railroads probably exceeding $100,000,000 annually. The subject of impact as related to freight-car and lading damage was therefore chosen by the author's company for research study and exploration on the impact tack as a basis for the development of efficient car-cushioning products. The first part of the paper provides an analysis of the physics of impact. Next the paper reports railway-car impact studies which were made to determine the relation between car cushioning and disturbances to cars and ladings during impact.

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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.
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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Baillie, W E
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Accession Number: 00047438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM