LABORATORY TECHNIQUES FOR QUANTIFYING THE PERFORMANCE OF RAIL VEHICLES UTILIZING SERVO-CONTROLLED HYDRAULIC VERTICAL ACTUATORS
Under the sponsorship of the Federal Railroad Administration a preliminary Vertical Shaker System was installed by Wyle Laboratories in the Rail Dynamics Laboratory at the Transportation Test Center, Pueblo, Colorado. This paper describes the performance of the initial system in the development of the laboratory, the expanded test capabilities of the proposed Vibration Test Unit and Roll Dynamics Unit, and a demonstration of the utility of the shaker system in supporting a program designed to study the effects of freight car truck components and van/trailer loading distribution on the lading response for the Trailer-on-Flatcar configuration.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., December 5, 1976.
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- Bakken, G B
- Fay, G R
- Publication Date: 1976-12-5
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Dynamics; Equipment tests; Freight cars; Instrumentation; Laboratories; Piggyback transportation; Railroad simulators; Suspensions; Train track dynamics; Vibration
- Identifier Terms: Transportation Technology Center
- Uncontrolled Terms: Vertical dynamics
- Old TRIS Terms: Lading protection; Rail dynamics simulator; Test equipment
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00145148
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 76-WA/RT-5 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM