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The instrument in general use on railroads for measuring longitudinal shocks is the single plane impact register. This device consists of a weight resistricted from movement in all planes except longitudinal, where it is restrained by a spring. A stylus is attached to the weight and marks the weights movement on a paper chart fed continuously by a clock mechanism. For accurate measurement of impact shocks or vibrations, accelerometers must be used. Accelerometers should be linear within a range of plus or minus 25 G's, and capable of withstanding occasional shocks to 50 G's. Accelerometers measure the apparent weight of the body to which they are attached, 1 G is a force equal to the weight of the body.

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    • Railroad Environment: A Guide for Shippers and Railroad Personnel.
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    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104

    Penn Central Transportation Company

    Transportation Center, 6 Penn Center Plaza
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19104
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  • Pagination: p. 21-22
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  • Accession Number: 00033283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1973 12:00AM