TRAIN DYNAMICS ANALYZER: A TRAINING SIMULATOR FOR LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS
Equipment has been developed that enables a locomotive engineer to observe the effects of his control actions on a train. The system is called the Train Dynamics Analyzer (TDA). By using a computerized mathematical model in conjunction with a locomotive control stand, the equipment presents information through typical conventional control stand indicators and gages and a CRT display. The display consists of a representation of the train as it moves along the track profile with grades, curves, mileposts, and town names; a plot of coupler forces and brake cylinder pressures throughout the train; average acceleration; simulation time; and head and remote locomotive throttle positions.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 27-December 2, 1977.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Stephenson, J G
- Mosier, J E
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Human factors; Locomotive engineers; Locomotive operation; Mathematical models; Minicomputers; Railroad simulators; Train makeup; Train operations; Training
- Old TRIS Terms: Locomotive engineer's tasks; Slack action; Train performance calculator
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00168010
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 77-WA/RT-10 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM