Technical Reports

High Performance, High Cube Covered Hopper Car Program, Base Car Dynamic Performance Tests: Volume 1 - Rock-and-Roll and Bounce

  • 01
  • Apr
  • 1984
AUTHOR: Semih F. Kalaycioglu, Swamidas K. Punwani
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: R-566
SUBJECT: Facilities & Test Equipment
KEYWORDS: Derailment, Pitch, Roll Angle, Track Perturbations, Wheel Unloading
ABSTRACT: A series of dynamic performance tests were conducted on a 100-ton high cube (4750 cu. ft.) covered hopper car. This report describes the test program concerning the rock-and-roll and bounce tests, which were conducted on shimmed track sections at the Transportation Test Center in Pueblo Colorado. The test results are presented for the base car, which will serve as the reference against which new prototype cars will be compared. This test program was part of the Track Train Dynamics High Cube, High Performance Covered Hopper Car Project.
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