The paper discusses criteria for cargo restraint and cargo tiedown for the forces resulting from the rail transportation environment. Methods for calculating the restraint forces for a broad range of cargo railcar combinations are covered. Use of these methods will improve accuracy of restraint criteria, and in turn, will improve reliability of cargo restraints and reduce costs consequent to restraint over design.

  • 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  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Kennedy, R
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper GP-5 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM