FREIGHT CAR TRUCK DESIGN OPTIMIZATION. INTRODUCTION AND DETAILED TEST PLANS - SERIES 1, 2, AND 3 TESTS - PHASE I

This document serves as an introduction to the Freight Car Truck Design Optimization Project (TDOP) and presents the detailed test plans for Series 1, 2, and 3 Tests of a contemplated group of four series for that project. Some of the background of the project is given, the development of the test method is described, a description of the instrumentation on the test track and test car and of the facilities of Southern Pacific Transportation Co, (SPT Co.) are given, a data collection and processing plan and analytical procedures for comparing test results with predicted values are presented. A description of the Series 1, 2, and 3 Tests, the contemplated test schedule, and the management structure for the project are also given. In the appendix, the tasks required to be performed by the statement of work for Phase I are outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This is a prerequisite to the forthcoming interim report covering the test plan for Test Series 4, FRA Report FRA-OR&D 75-60. This document supersedes issue of July 1975. Sponsored by FRA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern Pacific Transportation Company

    1 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94105
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 120 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D 75-59 Intrm Rpt., TDOP-75-11
  • Contract Numbers: DOT FR-40023
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM