TRANSIT CAR RIDE QUALITY: PREDICTION, TEST AND IMPROVEMENT
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.
- Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Rinehart, R E
- Roach Jr, R E
- Bain, J A
- Croshaw, P F
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Passenger cars; Passenger comfort; Rapid transit; Rapid transit cars; Ride quality; Train track dynamics
- Subject Areas: Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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