Performance Measures from Track Geometry Cars: A Dynamic Response L/V Predictor

This report presents the results of the second phase of a test and analysis program aimed at developing better performance indicators for track geometry. The test program involved the instrumentation of two freight cars to record events of undesirable lateral/vertical (L/V) force ratios and the associated track geometry at those locations. The analytic program involved the development of a predictor software program that can be run on board the geometry car to predict where the occurrences of undesirable L/V will occur. The predictor performed well in isolating track conditions that will produce high L/Vs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TranSys Research Limited

    682 Milford Drive
    Kingston, Ontario K7M 6B4,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • English, GW
    • Moynihan, TW
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: xi, 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01047088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2007 10:48AM