Technical Reports

Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Test of LCC Launch Car, EMS-2

  • 01
  • Sep
  • 1991
AUTHOR: Robert Martin
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-92/19
SUBJECT: Tracks & Structures
KEYWORDS: Vehicle Characterization, Modal Response, Track Worthiness
ABSTRACT: Tests were performed on the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Launch Control Car(LCC), EMS-2 according to specifications in Chapter XI of the AAR's, Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices. The tests included vehicle characterization, service worthiness, and track worthiness. These tests address vehicle safety performance for freight equipment. The primary measurement of safety as described in Chapter XI is the ratio of lateral to vertical wheel force (LjV ratio). No examination of ride comfort is addressed.
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