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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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 88 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00730624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FRA-ORD-93-02
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM