A NEW RIGID FRAME TRUCK
Due to its characteristics, the rigid frame truck can operate in high-speed freight trains without undue stress on track or lading. This type of truck has been standard in Europe since 1960 and has proved satisfactory in service. However, certain fatigue defects appeared in the chassis, leading to its redesign in 1974. The paper describes the failures and solutions devised. The final testing of the truck in the laboratory and in service are reviewed in detail.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 24-25, 1979.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Guillaumin, J-C
- Publication Date: 1979-1-31
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Bolsters; Car trucks (Railroads); Finite element method; Road tests; Structural analysis; Suspension systems; Technology; Test tracks; Tests; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Geographic Terms: Europe
- Old TRIS Terms: Truck and bolster systems; Velim test track
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00194644
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 79-RT-5 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM