2, 3, & 4 AXLE RIGID TRUCK CURVE NEGOTIATION MODEL. TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

This study explains a technique by which the wheel/rail interaction associated with the negotiation of a section of curved track by a rigid-framed locomotive truck may be predicted, taking into consideration axle and individual wheel loads, operation at other than balance speed, tractive or braking effort, and train forces which may produce components at the truck center bearing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also RRIS 02 139449-50 7701.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads Research Center

    3140 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616

    Federal Railroad Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Railway Progress Institute

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    Transport Canada Research and Development Centre

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    Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, K R
    • MacMillan, R D
    • Martin, G C
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-206
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM