ON THE BEHAVIOR OF LONG CUTS WITH UNEVEN LOAD AND AXLE DISTRIBUTION IN CLASSIFICATION YARDS

The behavior of long cuts being humped in classification yards is determined not only by rolling, curve, and wind resistance but also by load and axle distribution. Most retarder control algorithms keep cuts at a constant velocity notwithstanding rollability and cut makeup. This has been shown to cause simple and corner impacts. One method of overcoming such difficulties is continuous speed control combined with operative simulation of cut behavior shortly before humping when cut makeup is known.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-5
  • Monograph Title: Innovation in classification yard technology: proceedings of the third railroad classification yard workshop
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  • Accession Number: 00391579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036178
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM