DETERMINATION OF FATIGUE DESIGN CRITERIA FOR CARBODY BOLSTER AND CARBODY CENTERPLATE AREAS

Fatigue testing has always been a part of Pullman-Standard's testing practice. In retrospect it seems that the evolution of bigger and longer cars and declining track conditions introduced roll conditions for which the industry was not prepared. In May of 1967 the DT&I Railroad furnished a hy-cube car so that P-S could seek out the problems and their causes. At the test center this car was equipped with a new set of "in-kind" centerplates that were strain gaged in the critical areas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Tenth Annual Railroad Engineering Conference, Depew, New York, Sept. 5-7, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dresser Transportation Equipment Division

    2 Main Street
    Depew, NY  USA  14043
  • Authors:
    • MANOS, W P
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Dresser Transportation Equipment Division
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM