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.
- 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.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Cooley, D B
- Shieh, G P
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Bolsters; Design; Finite element method; Laboratory tests; Structural analysis; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Fatigue analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical techniques; Truck bolster systems
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00324445
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: 80/WA/RT-6 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM