This article discusses the problems of values assigned to ride quality as an indicator of the effectiveness of a suspension system of a rail vehicle. In order to find an index of such performance, a mechanical device such as the Askania Universal Vibrograph is recommended. The charts which are produced by the Vibrograph are evaluated and the application of the results to vehicle design is discussed. The instrument may be used to measure vehicle body oscillations. Vertical acceleration and resonance is included in the measurements. The article concludes with the reminder that the factors recorded by the vibrograph should not be used alone as parameters of vehicle design but should be used with the factors of noise and vibration also.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • KOFFMAN, J L
  • Publication Date: 1959-11-27

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 483-487
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  • Accession Number: 00037224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM