A procedure for the selection of rail passenger truck design parameters to meet dynamic performance indices has been developed. The procedure is based upon partitioning the design task into three tradeoff studies: (1) a vertical ride quality-secondary stroke trade-off, (2) a lateral ride quality-second stroke trade-off, and (3) a stability curving trade-off. The procedure is illustrated with the selection of design parameters for an intercity 130-mph vehicle and an urban 80-mph vehicle.

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wormley, D N
    • Hedrick, K
    • Horak, D
    • Bell, C
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Pagination: 190 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00329091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-81/11 Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-FRA-81-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1471
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM