ADVANCED DESIGN TECHNOLOGY FOR RAIL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES
This is an interim report on a cooperative research project between Washington University and AMCAR Division of ACF Industries Inc. The purpose of the project is development of a new finite element stress analysis capability which is more cost effective and better suited for fatigue life evaluation than existing finite element computer programs. The report contains a general outline of the method, description of the algorithm structure and methods by which the computational efficiency can be further increased. A benchmark problem established by experimentation and by computation using an existing finite element computer program (STARDYNE) is presented.
- The Association of American Railroads and AMCAR Division of ACF Industries, Inc. provided for partial funding of this project.
Washington University, St LouisSt Louis, MO United States 63130
- Szabo, B A
- Katz, I N
- Rossow, M P
- Rodin, E Y
- Peano, A
- Lee, J C
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 153 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Finite element method; Freight cars; Mathematical models; Structural analysis; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fatigue analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Car component design; Car design; Freight car design
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00099175
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Department of Transportation
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-OS-30108-2 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30108
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 27 1976 12:00AM