Technical Reports

Anthology of Rail Dynamics Research

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1982
AUTHOR: Stevel E. Shladover
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-82-37
SUBJECT: Track/Train Interactions
KEYWORDS: Rail Vehicle Dynamics, Track-Train Dymanics, Wheel-Rail Interaction, Railroad Research and Development
ABSTRACT: This report is intended to provide the railroad industry and other interested parties with an anthology of recent technical information of long term value which has resulted from FRA-sponsored studies of rail system dynamics. This anthology includes brief descriptions of FRA contract reports and professional papers based on FRA contract work in the areal of whee1-rail interface phenomena, track characteristics, vehicle dynamics, vehicle-track interactions, longitudinal train dynamics, train resistance and lading response. A comprehensive bibliography of these document is included to aid the user of this report in finding the document of greatest interest to him. In addition, a representative lamp1ing of the referenced paper is reprinted as part of the report to i11ultrate the breadth of the technical accomplishments in rail system dynamics which have been achieved under FRA sponsorship between 1971 and 1981.

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