DYNAMIC SIMULATION OF FREIGHT CAR AND LADING DURING IMPACT
A dynamic analysis is presented to explain damage to railroad cars and ladings resulting from impacts. In the analysis, a mathematical model consisting of the car body and freight in the car is presented. Each freight element assumes three degrees of freedom for the computer simulation. A parametric study is made to establish sensitivity of car parameters and impact conditions. The study should be useful to aid in finding means for controlling impact damage and in designing packaging materials.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the ASME for presentation at the Joint ASME-IEEE Railroad Conference held in Washington, D.C., March 30-April 1, 1977.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Kasbekar, P V
- Garg, V K
- Martin, G C
- Publication Date: 1977-3-30
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Freight service; Impacts; Loss and damage; Mathematical models; Motor vehicle bodies; Packaging; Simulation; Vehicle performance
- Old TRIS Terms: Car body; Dynamic vehicle performance; Lading damage
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00152424
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 77-RT-3 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM