BRAKE SYSTEM DESIGN OPTIMIZATION. VOLUME I. A SURVEY AND ASSESSMENT

Existing freight car braking systems, components, and subsystems are characterized both physically and functionally, and life-cycle costs are examined. Potential improvements to existing systems previously proposed or available are identified and described in functional and economic terms. Innovative braking systems which offer a potential benefit are identified, described, and assessed for functional and economic characteristics. Potential improvements are divided into two categories: those which could be implemented in the short term (10 years) and those which could be implemented in the long term (20 years). Areas which need additional study are identified.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Kearney (AT) and Company, Incorporated

    100 South Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Eshelman, L L
    • Shelleman, C C
    • Henderson, J P
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FRA-78-1.I Final Rpt., FRA/ORD-78/20.I
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1040
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM