Technical Reports

Ride Quality Test Results- Canadian LRC Testing

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1977
AUTHOR: ENSCO, Inc.
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT-FR-64113
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Ride Quality, RR-251, Vehicle Vibration, Canadian LRC Locomotive
ABSTRACT: This report describes the results of test RR-251, whose purpose was to collect vehicle vibration data on the Canadian LRC loco-motive and coach. Data was collected using tri-axial linear accelerometers placed over both the trucks of the locomotive and over the trailing truck of the coach. Details of the results are given in this report along with short descriptions of the hardware, software, and test procedures. Results indicate that the LRC coach provides a comfortable ride on both tangent and curved track. A discussion and analysis of a banking failure that occurred during the test is also presented in this report.

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