FREIGHT CAR CUSHIONING WITH VARIABLE ORIFICE HYDRAULIC SHOCK ABSORBERS

Cushioned freight car impact tests and test data are often misinterpreted. By combining experience obtained during several years of impact testing with a theoretical analysis of the physics of impact and performance of a variable orifice hydraulic cushion device, reasons for this misinterpretation are developed. The effect of not providing a safety factor in the optimization of the hydraulic cushioning design is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Hawthorne, V T
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 70-RR-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1974 12:00AM