TRUCK DESIGN OPTIMIZATION PROJECT PHASE II. INTRODUCTORY REPORT
The Truck Design Optimization Project (TDOP) Phase II is being conducted to establish the performance and cost-effectiveness of premium freight car trucks with reference to the standard three-piece truck. This report sets up a framework for quantitative characterization of truck performance and outlines a method for collecting economic data. Means of achieving these objectives by road-testing, mathematical modeling, and review of maintenance and operational data are described. An important goal of the project is to supply the railroad industry with a basis for performance specifications for freight car trucks.
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- Prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, Washington, D.C. This report is the first of a series that will be published under the major title "Truck Design Optimization Project, Phase II as the multi-year program develops. It will be distributed at the second TDOP Phase II In-Progress Review to be held in San Francisco, California on December 15, 1978.
Wyle Laboratories4620 Edison Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO United States 80915
- Cappel, K
- Publication Date: 1978-11
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 110 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Economic analysis; Hunting (Dynamics); Instrumentation; Performance based specifications; Research projects; Ride quality; Snubbers; Specifications; Steering; Tests; Train track dynamics; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Performance specifications
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Research;
- Accession Number: 00188678
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/53 Tech Rpt., TDOP TR-03
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-742-4277
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM