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.
- 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
- Guins, S G
- Publication Date: 1977-3-30
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Axle loads; Costs; Life cycle analysis; Maintenance of way; Rail (Railroads); Railroad tracks; Roller bearings; Service life; Unit trains; Wear
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical techniques; High axle loads
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Railroads;
- 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