ESTIMATING EFFECT OF HEAVY WHEEL LOADS ON RAIL LIFE: ROLLER BEARING ANALOGY

There has been considerable controversy as to the cost of operating unit trains consisting of 100-ton cars. Part of the problem was difficulty of estimating the cost of track maintenance. This paper utilizes roller bearing theory to offer a way to establish at least a part of the total cost.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Guins, S G
  • Publication Date: 1977-3-30

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 77-RT-9 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM