Technical Reports

Vibration Test Requirements for a 70 Ton Boxcar: Revision 1

  • 01
  • Jul
  • 1981
AUTHOR: George Kachadourian
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-81-55
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Boxcar Vibration Test, Modal Test, Lading Vibration Test
ABSTRACT: The Federal Railroad Administration is to perform a parallel effort of test and analysis of a 70 ton boxcar configuration. The program objectives are to develop and demonstrate a validation procedure, to provide an analytic capability of predicting accurate over-the-road boxcar response calculations, and to evaluate the relative performance of two shipper lading designs. The purpose of this report is to define the vibration testing requirements and procedure outline.
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