Technical Reports

High Performance, High Cube Covered Hopper Car Program, Base Car Dynamic Performance Tests: Volume 4 - Summary

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1984
AUTHOR: Semith F. Kalacioglu, Swamidas K. Punwani
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: R-581
SUBJECT: Facilities & Test Equipment
KEYWORDS: Angle of Attack, Curving, Hunting, Pitch-and-Bounce, Rock-and-Roll, Spiral Twist, Vertical and Lateral Accelerations, Wear Index
ABSTRACT: This report presents a summary of the dynamic performance tests of a 4750 cubic foot capacity high cube covered hopper car. All the tests were conducted at the Transportation Test Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Results of the reduction and analysis of test data for the rock-and-roll, pitch-and- bounce, hunting, curving and bunched spiral regimes are briefly presented. These results establish the overall performance of the base car, in accordance with the performance guideline format, and will be used as the standard with which new prototype car designs will be compared. The test program is part of the Track Train Dynamics High Cube, High Performance Covered Hopper Car Project.
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