LOCOMOTIVE RESPONSE TO RANDOM TRACK SURFACE IRREGULARITIES
Evaluation of the tracking performance of a locomotive requires a knowledge of its response to typical rail inputs, at typical speed conditions. This paper presents an analytical model for calculating the response of a locomotive to random irregularities in track surface. Wide band track roughness spectra are considered, as well as narrow band contributions due to rail joints. Typical response results are computed for a sample locomotive, and evaluated against safety, ride quality, and adhesion performance criteria.
- 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.
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- Rinehart, R E
- Publication Date: 1978-7-20
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Adhesion; Defects; Dynamic tests; Locomotives; Mathematical models; Railroad tracks; Ride quality; Train track dynamics; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Locomotive design; Six axle locomotives; Track irregularities
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00188631
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 78-WA/RT-12 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM