DYNALIST II, A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR STABILITY AND DYNAMIC RESPONSE ANALYSIS OF RAIL VEHICLE SYSTEMS. VOLUME 2: USER'S MANUAL

A methodology and a computer program, DYNALIST II, have been developed for computing the response of rail vehicle systems to sinusoidal or stationary random rail irregularities. The computer program represents an extension of the earlier DYNALIST program. A modal synthesis procedure is used which permits the modeling of subsystems or components by partial modal representation using complex eigenvectors. Complex eigenvectors represent the amplitude and phase characteristics of rail vehicle systems which occur as a result of wheel-rail interaction, heavy damping in the suspension system and rotating machinery. Both vertical and lateral motion are handled by the program which allows up to twenty-five component and fifty system degrees of freedom.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research was sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, DOT, under contract to the Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Wiggins (JH) Company

    1650 South Pacific Coast Highway
    Redondo Beach, CA  United States  90277
  • Authors:
    • Bronowicki, A
    • Hasselman, T K
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D-75-22.II
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM