LATERAL SHOCK AND VIBRATION

Brief description of lateral shock and vibration are given. During impact, lateral shocks result from forces exerted in vertical and longitudinal planes, and are generally less than 1.0 G's and have a time duration of less than 0.02 seconds. Due to the short time duration of these shocks, protection against lateral vibration should be sufficient to protect the lading. Lateral vibrations are generally associated with and are caused by out of phase vertical vibrations. They may also be excited by turnouts (switches) on unelevated tracks, rails out of alignment, or worn truck parts. They are seldom due to curves. Except in special cases, lateral vibration forces are not a direct cause of damage.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Railroad Environment: A Guide for Shippers and Railroad Personnel.
  • Corporate Authors:

    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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  • Accession Number: 00033346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 1973 12:00AM