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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 4th Annual Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Los Angeles, California, July 18-23, 1976, see also RRIS 26 148247.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • MCNALLY, G S
    • LEE, S H
    • Dehner, J L
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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