COMPONENTIZATION FOR FATIGUE DESIGN AND TESTING
This paper briefly reviews the most common cause for fatigue initiation in freight cars, the specialized data required for theoretical fatigue design, fatigue design criteria, appropriate modern fatigue testing equipment, and the types of full-scale component tests believed most applicable to the car building and railroad industry. The concept of componentization is introduced as a means for expediting both the fatigue design and testing phases of a freight car development program. An objective has been to present the overall aspects of the subject in terms understandable to the person who is not an expert in the fatigue area by presenting only the fundamentals most directly applicable to freight cars.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the IEEE-ASME Joint Railroad Conference, New York, N.Y., April 19-21, 1971.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Cook, R M
- Publication Date: 1971-1
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Fatigue (Physiological condition); Freight cars
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00054000
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: ASME #71-RR-2
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 3 1976 12:00AM