NON-DESTRUCTIVE IMPACT BETWEEN RAILROAD CARS: EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL STUDY
A computer simulation of the dynamics of rail car impacts is compared with experimental data obtained from full scale switchyard impacts. The compared cases involve impacts between a standing light hopper car and a moving, fully loaded tank car at speeds ranging from 2 mph to 8 mph. The monitored dynamic responses include vertical car motions, draft gear travel, longitudinal coupler forces, car body accelerations, and vertical bolster loads.
Washington University, St LouisSchool of Engineering and Applied Science
St Louis, MO United States 63130
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Peters, D A
- Yin, S K
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 65 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Bolsters; Couplers; Crash injury research; Crashes; Dislocation (Geology); Dynamic loads; Dynamic tests; Force; Freight cars; Gears; Hopper cars; Hump yards; Impact tests; Loads; Mathematical models; Prevention; Puncture resistance; Railroad cars; Railroad terminals; Research; Safety; Simulation; Structural analysis; Switching; Tank cars; Vehicle dynamics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response; Vertical displacement
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight car dynamics; Switching systems
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00151218
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-76-247 Tech. Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40106-2
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM