HUNTING STABILITY OF THE THREE AXLE LOCOMOTIVE TRUCK
The hunting stability of the 3-axle locomotive truck is evaluated, using a linear eleven degree of freedom model. Predictions from the model are validated with test data, and the effects of key parameters--wheel profile, primary suspension stiffness, and secondary suspension damping--on hunting stability are shown.
- Contributed by Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Rail Transportation Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 11-13, 1978.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Rinehart, R E
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Damping (Physics); Dynamic tests; Hunting (Dynamics); Locomotives; Mathematical models; Suspension systems; Three axle trucks; Train track dynamics; Trucks; Vehicle design; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic analysis; Lateral dynamics; Wheel profiles
- Old TRIS Terms: Locomotive design
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00173784
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 78-RT-6 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM