A passenger rail truck design methodology
by D. Horak, D.N. Wormley
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 2, No. 1, 1981

Abstract: A design methodology is developed for passenger vehicle rail trucks in which primary and secondary suspension parameters and wheel/rail parameters are determined to meet a set of dynamic performance indices. The methodology partitions the design task into two basic tradeoff studies: (1) a stability-curving tradeoff and (2) a lateral ride quality-secondary stroke tradeoff. The design methodology is illustrated with both high-speed intercity and lower-speed urban rail truck designs.

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