Techniques for evaluating rail car vibratory accelerations against various forms of ride quality criteria are discussed. The development of a computer program to predict these vibratory accelerations is described, and the results obtained from the program are validated by comparison with field test data and data obtained from laboratory vibration tests on a full-scale truck. An active suspension concept to improve ride quality is described, and laboratory test results of several candidate active suspension systems are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Rinehart, R E
    • Roach Jr, R E
    • Bain, J A
    • Croshaw, P F
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-76 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1981 12:00AM