EMPIRICAL LOAD-RESPONSE ANALYSIS OF A RAILROAD TANK CAR
Much has been done to analyze loads and responses of railroad tank cars; however; most work has been theoretical in nature and/or of limited scope. Union Tank Car Company (UTC) has attempted, through acquisition and analysis of road test data, to better understand cause and effect relationships of loads and their responses on stability and life of tank cars. Accomplishment of this objective involved design and construction of a new acquisition car and collection of over 4000 miles of road test data for an instrumented tank car.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 10-15, 1978.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Parsons, J D
- Wieneke, S A
- Publication Date: 1978-7-7
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Data collection; Dynamic tests; Freight cars; Hunting (Dynamics); Instrumentation; Power spectra; Tank cars; Test vehicles; Tests; Train operations; Train track dynamics; Trucks; Vehicle design; Vehicle dynamics
- Non-Preferred Terms: Power spectral density; Spectral density; Spectral energy distribution
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight car design; Freight car dynamics; Tank car tests; Test cars
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00188059
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 78/WA/RT-2 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM