COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DYNAMICS OF FREIGHT AND PASSENGER RAIL VEHICLES

This comparative analysis was an examination of the vehicle-track interactive dynamics where several types of trains are required to operate over the same route at different speeds. Two areas of concern were examined: the effects of track geometry (surface, crosslevel and alignment) on vehicle response and track loads, and the effects of lateral force components acting on curves. A linear, 14-degree-of-freedom computer model was used to simulate a number of rail vehicles on a conventional track structure of rails, ties and ballast, including the Metroliner, passenger and freight cars, TurboTrain, and several locomotives.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ahlbeck, D R
    • PRAUSE, R H
    • Day, J B
    • MEACHAM, H C
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 207 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20077
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 29 1976 12:00AM