ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATION OF MAXIMUM LADING END-WALL FORCES FROM VARIOUS INPUT FORCE PULSE SHAPES

The maximum lading end-wall forces resulting from five variously shaped input pulses in a struck railroad freight car were analyzed. The analytical parameters included lading flexibility and looseness, and coulombic floor friction. A unique computer program was developed to handle the mathematical non-linearities, and selected results have been compared with those obtained from two alternate methods of solution.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334478
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AAR R-452
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM