This paper outlines a format for recording railroad environmental spectrum data that utilizes the standard arrangement of the modified Goodman diagram. In this form the environmental data is applicable to theoretical finite life fatigue design and to variable-cycle spectrum-type fatigue testing. Maximum loadings for operational guidance, equivalent static design analysis, lading damage studies, and proof testing are also accurately portrayed. The extensive environmental data requirements for modern design dictate the need for standardization of data format and content to provide compatibility of data from various sources and facilitate formation of the national data bank required by the railroad industry.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Cook, R M
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-RT-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1976 12:00AM