Longitudinal Track-Train Dynamics: A New Approach

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J. Genin, J. H. Ginsberg, E. C. Ting

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 96(4), 466-469 (Dec 01, 1974) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426847 History: Received August 07, 1974; Online July 13, 2010


Using a measured functional relationship for draft gear characteristics a nonlinear model is developed to predict the coupler forces between cars of a railroad train. The model is then simplified, using modal expansion, to effect an economy of digital computation time.

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