FREIGHT CAR TRUCK DESIGN OPTIMIZATION. VOLUME V. CRITIQUE OF FREQUENCY DOMAIN MODEL-EQUATIONS OF MOTION

As part of the Truck Design Optimization Project (TDOP) a mathematical model was developed to be used for predicting truck behavior. The model, its description, the nomenclature used, and the development of the equations of motion were all oriented toward the computer program which would ultimately solve the equations. A detailed review and evaluation of the mathematical model was carried out. This review was judged necessary to provide an independent evaluation of the model which contained many assumptions and some errors whose effect was not clear.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volumes 1 through 4 and 6 in RRIS 02 175504-175507 and 175509 respectively; Bulletin 7802.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • MUHLENBERG, J D
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/12.V, WP-11978
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-54090
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM