Technical Reports

Preliminary Design of Passive Tilting System for Amcoach: Volume 2. Preliminary Design for Amcoach Tilt Modification

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1981
AUTHOR: Amcoach Tilting Truck Development Project Team
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-81/53.2
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Rail Vehicle and Components, Rail Car Dynamics, Japanese National Railways
ABSTRACT: A preliminary design of the tilting truck for AMCOACH is presented to achieve speed-up in curves without increasing lateral acceleration of carbody, to maintain good ride quality and shorten operation time. The passive tilting system is adopted on the basis of successful experiences of Japanese National Railways (JNR) 381-series tilting trains. This report presents a description of truck and truck components, modification of carbody, truck performance, ride quality, stress analysis, performance simulation of vehicle running through curves and operation time reduction by the modified tilting Amcoach train between New York and Washington.
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