TECHNIQUES FOR MEASUREMENT OF WHEEL-RAIL FORCES

It is shown that loads from an instrumented wheelset can be used to evaluate the dynamic response of a specific vehicle to a broad spectrum of track conditions over a given track route. Loads from an instrumented track site can provide an evaluation of all passing wheels (not just the instrumented wheelset) and can therefore encompass a full range of rail vehicles, speeds, and operating conditions for that specific location for comparison with the test vehicle. A judicious combination of both on-board and wayside measurements can most cost-effectively provide an evaluation of new equipment and a comparison with the existing load environment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Shock and Vibration Information Center

    Naval Research Laboratory
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Ahlbeck, D R
    • Harrison, H D
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 31-41
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM