MEASUREMENT OF WHEEL/RAIL FORCES AT THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY. VOLUME I. ANALYSIS REPORT

Under the direction of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA), measurements of wheel/rail forces were made in August 1979 by the Transportation Systems Center (TSC) with the assistance of Battelle Columbus Laboratories to determine the causes of excessive wheel/rail wear experiences by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail System during its first three years of operation. In addition to measuring the absolute magnitude of the wheel/rail forces, it was the intent to compare alternative methods for relieving wheel/rail wear at WMATA and other transit properties. Measurements of the wheel/rail forces were made at the Washington National Airport Test Site and the Brentwood Shop Test Site. This report describes the results of that effort.

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    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Phillips, C
    • Weinstock, H
    • Greif, R
    • Thompson III, W I
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-80-25-1, UMTA-MA-06-0025-80-6
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-MA-06-0025
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM