COMPUTER PREDICTIONS OF FREIGHT TRAIN SHOCK ACTIONS

Results obtained from a digital computer simulation of longitudinal train action are presented. The effects of running friction, draft gear springback, train position and train speed on a run-out shock are shown. Various modifications in the characteristics of friction draft gears are studied. The impact characteristics of hydraulic end-of-car cushioners are studied. Simulations study the effects of such hydraulic cushioners on train action. Some underlying mathematical considerations and the general characteristics of the computer simulation are given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, New York, November 26-30, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Roggeveen, R C
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 72-WA/RT-9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM