ANALYSIS OF TRUCK BOLSTER CENTER PLATE RIM RESPONSE TO IMPACT LOADS

The impact of a moving freight car into a string of standing cars results in a large longitudinal load acting on the center plate rim of the truck bolster. The load is the result of the rapid deceleration of the truck. The dynamic characteristics of this load and its effects within the rim are discussed. Analytical procedures are described for processing strain gage data to determine the location on the rim where the load is applied.

  • 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
    • Welch, R E
    • Ojdrovich, G
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME #74-RT-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1976 12:00AM