STANDARDIZATION OF LARGE CONTAINERS AND LARGE CONTAINER WAGONS. EFFECT OF WIND ON THE STABILITY OF LARGE CONTAINERS
In strong winds empty containers are in danger of tipping over because of their large wall areas together with a low specific mass. The results of wind tests carried out in wind tunnels and on the track provide indications concerning the critical conditions of such overturning. This report also outlines recommendations on the measures to be adopted in the transport of large containers on wagons and in stacking them.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1973-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Container cars; Containers; Flat cars; Intermodal transportation; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Car design; Question b112
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00052586
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: B112/RP 7/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM