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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Greenfield, L P
    • Hodges, R N
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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