SUSPENSION DYNAMICS, VOLUME 1. TRUCK SUSPENSION

This study is a further extension of the Harmonic Roll Series case studies reported on by Track Train Dynamics, Phase I, in Volumes I to IV (R-172, R-173, R-174, and R-184). It is essentially the first part of an extensive parametric study to be conducted during Track Train Dynamics, Phase II. This study, similar in scope to the previous investigations, concerns itself with the roll problem as well as the bounce phenomenon. The purpose of the work contained herein is to aid car and truck designers by showing the effects of changes in various parameters on roll and bounce behavior. In some instances computer simulations are the only method which can be used to check performance; i.e., checking wheel lift and other tendencies. Obviously, for safety reasons, field testing of potentially dangerous conditions would be precluded.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • An International Government-Industry Research Program on Track-Train Dynamics.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of American Railroads

    50 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001-1564

    Railway Progress Institute

    801 North Fairfax Street
    Alexandria, VA  USA  22314

    Transport Canada Research and Development Centre

    1000 Sherbrooke Street, West, P.O. Box 549
    Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Korpics, F J
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-224 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM