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.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH USA 43201
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Ahlbeck, D R
- PRAUSE, R H
- Day, J B
- MEACHAM, H C
- Publication Date: 1974-3
- Pagination: 207 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Computer models; Computer programming; Degrees of freedom; Dynamic loads; Freight transportation; Loads; Motor vehicles; Passenger transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad trains; Ride quality; Simulation; Stability (Mechanics); Train track dynamics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Comparative analysis; Dynamic response
- Old TRIS Terms: Train safety standards
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Passenger Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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