The principal objective of the program is to determine the most suitable form of laboratory apparatus required to significantly advance the current knowledge of wheel-rail dynamics, and to establish the safe upper-limit speed for those wheel-rail combinations which hold promise of achieving speeds up to 300 mph. What is sought here is a versatile piece of equipment or equipments capable of accommodating as many of the rail vehicles, suspension systems, mating tracks and/or models or components thereof, as might reasonably be of interest, and being able to evaluate their merits or deficiencies either in component fashion, in scale-model fashion, or in full-scale systems fashion. Such equipment must be both technically feasible and practical, and economically justifiable. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    General American Transportation

  • Authors:
    • Milenkovic, V
    • Poczatck, J J
  • Publication Date: 1968-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 180 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: DT-7-35363
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM