5000 MILE BOX CAR VIBRATION TEST
There has been much research and testing to measure shock and vibration. However, such work has usually been restricted to specialized objectives over a limited territory and without complete instrumentation. This paper describes a 5000-mile test of an instrumented box car in revenue trains over five different railroads. It was part of the AAR Technical Center's Freight Loss and Damage Program and the RPI/AAR Cooperative Truck Safety Research and Test Project. The 60-foot, 70-ton car was operated between Chicago and the West Coast on a round trip involving two different routes.
- This paper was prepared for a Panel Discussion on Freight Car Dynamics at the Rail Transportation Division of the ASME, Winter Annual Meeting, New York, New York, 19-20 November 1974.
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New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Guins, S G
- Olson, L L
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Box cars; Dynamic tests; Instrumentation; Test vehicles; Train track dynamics; Vehicle design; Vibration tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Car design; Test cars
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00096653
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 24 1976 12:00AM