CONTROLLED MEASUREMENT OF WHEELSET TRUCK DYNAMICS USING SCALED TANGENT TRACK MODELS

This research is to develop cost-effective and time-efficient experimental techniques for study of rail vehicle safety through use of scale models on level tracks, and to develop a structured experimental data base on the static and dynamic characteristics of car trucks. The program addresses directly the major gap that exists between contemporary theoretical analysis of truck dynamics and validation on full-scale vehicles in the field.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supported in cooperation with the Association of American Railroads, Federal Railroad Administration and Railway Wheel Association. Sixth International Wheelset Congress, October 22-26, 1978, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Iron and Steel Institute

    230 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60601
  • Authors:
    • Sweet, L M
    • PUTMAN, W F
    • SIVAK, J A
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM