LOCOMOTIVE CONTROL COMPARTMENT SAFETY PROGRAM: LOCOMOTIVE HEAVY AXLE LOAD TESTS
The Federal Railroad Administration sponsored a program to evaluate the wheel on rail dynamic safety performance of locomotives with increased cab weight at the Transportation Test Center, Pueblo, Colorado. The increased weight represents the weight of a cab reinforced to protect the occupants in the case of an accident. The program consisted of on-track tests to evaluate the safety performance, and assembly and validation of a mathematical model of the locomotive to be used to extend the scope of the track tests. Tests were performed to measure the suspension characteristics of a locomotive. The data was used as input to a mathematical model that could be used to simulate the locomotive under a wide range of track conditions. The model was verified by comparison with the results of the on-track tests.
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- Sponsored by Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development.
Association of American Railroads50 F Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20001-1564
- Wilson, N G
- Publication Date: 1993-6
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Pagination: 88 p.
- TRT Terms: Bend tests; Cabs (Vehicle compartments); Dynamic stability (Ships); Dynamics; Locomotives; Mathematical models; Rail (Railroads); Railroad safety; Railroad tracks; Safety; Standards; Train track dynamics; Vehicle performance; Weight; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Axle load measurements; Locomotive cab safety; Locomotive performance; Track safety standards; Weight calculation
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00730624
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FRA-ORD-93-02
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM