COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF A RAILROAD FREIGHT CAR BOLSTER UTILIZING THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

The authors present (a) a finite element structural analysis of a complex steel casting and (b) the verification of this analysis by a laboratory stress investigation. They give a brief review of the finite element method and describe the computer program used as well as the mathematical model of the casting analyzed. It is indicated that effective utilization of the computer program is dependent on sound engineering judgment rather than on extensive knowledge of the finite element method.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Moehling, C
    • Mate, D F
  • Publication Date: 1970-11-20

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM