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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Parsons, J D
    • Wieneke, S A
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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