USERS' MANUAL FOR LATERAL STABILITY COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR RAILWAY FREIGHT CAR MODELS
The dynamic performance of a rail vehicle is characterized by its curving behavior, vibration response and stability. The stability of a linear system can be studied by such classical methods as Eigenvalue/Eigenvector analysis. This report is a Users' Manual for four programs written in Fortran IV that use the Eigenvalue/Eigenvector analysis to determine the lateral stability of the 9, 17, 19, and 23 degree of freedom linearized models of the North American Freight Car. The program input, output, and the subroutines used are described herein and the results are in the form of printout. The manual includes program listings, sample deck setups and sample run outputs.
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- Prepared in cooperation with Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Clemson UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Clemson, SC United States 29631
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Hague, I
- Cooperrider, N K
- Publication Date: 1980-4
- Pagination: 254 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Degrees of freedom; Dynamic loads; Dynamic tests; Freight cars; Hunting (Dynamics); Needs assessment; Railroad transportation; Trucks; Vehicle dynamics
- Identifier Terms: FORTRAN (Computer program language)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic analysis; Dynamic response; Lateral stability; User needs
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight car dynamics
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00314015
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/30 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40018
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM