TRUCK AND CARBODY CHARACTERIZATION
Martin Marietta Corp. has developed a mathematical model of an 80-ton hopper car and its Ride Control Trucks to be used to provide response information about curving, hunting and track irregularities. This report summarizes laboratory tests, analytical model derivation and comparative stability analyses. One objective was to develop a test/analysis philosophy to permit evaluation of the dynamic behavior of other truck/car configurations.
- The report contains a reference section prepared by Clemson University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, under FRA/U.S. DOT contract DOT/OS/40018.
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Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
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Railway Progress Institute801 North Fairfax Street
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- Publication Date: 0
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 84 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Defects; Dynamic tests; Dynamics; Hopper cars; Hunting (Dynamics); Mathematical models; Railroad tracks; Steering; Train track dynamics; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic analysis; Vertical dynamics
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical techniques; Car design; Track irregularities
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00153362
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
- Report/Paper Numbers: R-186
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM