Technical Reports

Truck Design Optimization Project (TDOP) Phase II- Phase I Data Evaluation and Analysis Plan

  • 01
  • Sep
  • 1978
AUTHOR: David Gibson
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: TDOP TR-01
SUBJECT: Freight Operations
KEYWORDS: Rail Transportation, Railroad Technology, Track-Train Dynamics, Freight Cars, Data Processing
ABSTRACT: This document describes a plan for evaluating and analyzing the TDOP Phase I test data for Type I freight car trucks. The plan proposes that the initial tasks should include cataloging the Phase I data, refining the TDOP sorting routine, and converting and validating the government furnished Phase I post processing program to run on Wyle's Interdata 8/32 computer. Once the software is operational, the Phase I data evaluation and analysis will begin with a pilot program to establish the validity of the techniques for establishing freight car truck performance indices. The plan states that a final report will be published sixty days after completion of the evaluation and analysis of Phase I data.
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