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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington University, St Louis

    School of Engineering and Applied Science
    St Louis, MO  USA  63130

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Peters, D A
    • Yin, S K
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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