STABILITY OF LARGE CONTAINERS EXPOSED TO STRONG SIDE WINDS. SECURING OF LARGE CONTAINERS ON CARRYING WAGONS

In the case of very strong side winds, empty large containers (Sea-Land and 40-ft types) are in danger of overturning because of their large wall areas together with a relatively low specific mass. After 12 large containers blew off vehicles in 1970, the ORE B 112 Committee felt it necessary to insure the safety of rail traffic by thoroughly examining the stability of containers in strong side winds. After theoretical calculations, it was concluded that winds in central Europe are not so high as to require the container be secured to the car underframe. However, the design of vertically retractable pins, the future standard, is capable of retaining containers on cars in areas such as coastal regions where high winds can occur. The tests are described.

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    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Accession Number: 00080317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM