An analysis of the effectiveness of SEARCH-testing in improving locomotive performance has been reported on. The various basic statistical techniques used in this assessment tend to indicate that the application of SEARCH-testing to locomotives could conceivably result in cost reductions under certain specific conditions. A hypothetical economic analysis does not yield conclusive results as to the desirability of a full-scale application of such a testing program. However, one could expect differing results with more complex locomotives utilized in alternate situations and under alternate conditions. One clear conclusion was the obvious need for the development of a complete locomotive reliability model. Such a model would have numerous uses and benefits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Rawat, S K
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT-74-2 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 3.11.72
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM