DEVELOPMENT OF FATIGUE STANDARDS FOR FREIGHT CAR TRUCK COMPONENTS AND WHEELS

Factors which should be considered in the development of fatigue standards for freight car truck components and wheels are discussed. These standards would be formulated to provide a desired level of operational reliability, and they would be based on the fluctuating loads acting on the components in service. Typical data describing this environmental are presented. Statistical considerations in establishing the margin between the environmental loads and component fatigue strength are also described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the ASME-IEEE Joint Railroad Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 3-4, 1974
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, M R
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME #74-RT-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1976 12:00AM