AN INVESTIGATION OF CONTAINER FLAT CAR RIDE QUALITY
This paper contains summaries and analyses of data recorded during a two-phase program, run between 1970 and 1974, which investigated the ride quality of a container flatcar. The program was undertaken because certain wear conditions found in the wheels, trucks, container pedestals, and trailer hitches on intermodal flatcars appeared to be related to their ride qualities. Phase I showed the importance of such basic variables as length of containers, rigidity of lading, amount of lading, speed of train, position of container on car, condition of wheels, and design of friction damping. Phase II showed the importance of truck design, side bearing design, and track condition.
- This paper was contributed by Rail Transportation Division of the ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, November 30-December 4, 1975.
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- Greenfield, L P
- Hodges, R N
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Container cars; Container on flat car; Data collection; Flat cars; Freight cars; Piggyback transportation; Ride quality; Train track dynamics; Wear; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Trailer train
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00128629
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 75-WA/RT-7
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM