All present analyses into "the hunting phenomenon" are based on evaluation of the effective conicity of the wheel tread and the resulting creep and friction forces, and their interaction with the various degrees of freedom of the dynamic system of freight car and it's suspension. This paper offers a means to calculate the critical dampening that can control hunting, disregarding the geometry of wheel tread profiles which tends to change with wear. The equations for frequency and dampening required for control of the motion are based on the elasticity of the system at the area of contact between wheel and rail, and the castering characteristics of the railroad vehicle truck.

  • 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

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Guins, S
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-31

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78-WA/RT-17 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM