MEASUREMENT OF FREIGHT CAR WHEEL QUALITY

A random selection of freight car wheels of 28-, 33-, and 36-in. dia was made from the production inventory of several wheel manufacturers and various measurements were taken. Among the quantities measured were imbalance, out-of-roundness, eccentricity, and weight variation. The paper outlines the procedures used to gather the data and includes a tabulation of the results. It also proposes that further work be done to relate wheel quality to freight car ride quality.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rail Transportation Proceedings, Papers and discussions from joint IEEE-ASME Railroad Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 14-15 March 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, A O
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-RT-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1974 12:00AM