FATIGUE ANALYSIS OF RAILROAD FREIGHT CAR TRUCK BOLSTER

Fatigue analysis of a railroad freight car truck bolster was performed. The method of analysis incorporated finite-element static stress analysis, rainflow counting technique and cumulative damage theory. Design improvements were brought about through deformation analysis and the final design reanalyzed with the fatigue process.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 16-21, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Cooley, D B
    • Shieh, G P
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 80/WA/RT-6 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM