DYNAMIC BODY CRACKING OF UNIT COAL TRAIN CARS

Problems of "excessive" wear and failure have arisen in new cars in unit train service; some due to over-the-road running, others to rough handling of light cars. The load spectrum encountered by a conventional-service car is compressed, for the unit train car, into a much shorter time interval. One problem these conditions produced in a new fleet of coal-hauling unit cars was corrosion-fatigue.

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 115-122

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM