Technical Reports

Railroad Car Coupling Shock, Vertical Motion, and Roller Bearing Temperature

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1981
AUTHOR: Thomas V. Peacock and James A. Richmond
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-81/13
SUBJECT: Facilities & Test Equipment
KEYWORDS: Impact Shock
ABSTRACT: Data were collected in a study of railroad car operating environment. Measurements were made on wheel bearing operating temperatures, coupling impact shock, and vertical motion of the car due to rail travel. Tests were conducted using an instrumented consist at the Transportation Test Center (TTC) at Pueblo, CO, in July and August 1976.

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