Technical Reports

Freight Car Truck Design Optimization: Vol. I - Executive Summary

  • 01
  • Feb
  • 1978
AUTHOR: G. R. Fay, A. J. Bang
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-78/12.I
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Freight Car Truck Performance, Field Testing, Railroad Technology, Type I Trucks
ABSTRACT: This report has been prepared by the FRA as an overview of work accomplished by the Southern Pacific Transportation Company for FRA. It reviews and gives conclusions of Phase I of the Truck Design Optimization Project (TDOP). It represents the first of a six volume published set. See also: Vol. II - Phase I Final Report, FRA/ORD-78/12.II Vol. Ill - Phase I Frequency Domain Model, FRA/ORD-78/12.Ill Vol. IV - Critique of Frequency Domain Model - Solution Techniques, FRA/ORD-78/12.IV Vol. V - Critique of Frequency Domain Model - Equations of Motion, FRA/ORD-78/12.V Vol. VI - Critique of Phase I - Test Series Results Reports, FRA/ORD-78/12 .VI Also available in microfiche or photocopy form from NTIS: Vol. VII - Results Report for Test Series 1, FRA/ORD-78/12.VII Vol. VIII - Results Report for Test Series 2 and 5, FRA/ORD-78/12.VIII Vol. IX - Results Report for Test Series 4, FRA/ORD-78/12.IX Vol. X - Results Report for Test Series 3 and 5, FRA/ORD-78/12.X Vol. XI - Performance Guidelines for Type I Trucks FRA/ORD-78/12.XI Vol. XII - TDOP Postprocessing Program Manual, FRA/ORD-78/12.XII
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