PORTEC CENTER WEDS COMPUTER SCIENCE TO MECHANICAL TESTING

The John S. Newton Research Center of Portec, Inc., in Oak Brook, Ill., aims at developing a stronger, safer, more efficient and more economical track structure while taking into consideration the dynamic interaction between trains and track. Capabilities include accelerated fatigue testing the means of studying the effects of high-frequency vibration on track structures and their components. While containing a wide range of advanced mechanical testing equipment, the center also has electronic equipment representing the latest in computer science. A precise understanding of what happens in the track structure under load must replace the experience and opinion on which existing track component designs are based.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Dick, M H
  • Publication Date: 1976-12-13

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 18-20
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147894
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM