INTERIM AAR GUIDELINES FOR FATIGUE ANALYSIS OF FREIGHT CARS, VOLUME 1

This interim specification is a guideline for fatigue analysis of freight cars. The methodology presented gives the designer or analyst a reliable technique for determining the fatigue life of a freight car or component when subjected to fluctuating stresses. Through the use of these guidelines, fatigue life calculations can be readily incorporated into the overall freight car design procedure.

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

    Association of American Railroads Research Center

    3140 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616

    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:
    • Przybylinski, P
    • Halcomb, S
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-245 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM