IMPACT OF FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS ON THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY
In recent years finite element methods have become an accepted means of structural analysis through industry, and the manufacture of freight cars is no exception. Over the past decade, both static and dynamic methods have been used to analyze covered and open top hoppers, flat cars for container and auto rack service, gondolas and box cars. Past analysis techniques have given way to the faster more reliable finite element methods.
- Presented at the 4th Annual Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Los Angeles, California, July 18-23, 1976, see also RRIS 26 148247.
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- MCNALLY, G S
- LEE, S H
- Dehner, J L
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Dynamic tests; Finite element method; Freight cars; Structural analysis; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical techniques; Freight car design
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00148252
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper GP-13 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM