Use of Finite Element Analyses for Railcar Design

by Michael J. Dennis, Stress Group Supervisor; Surface Transportation Systems, The Boeing Vertol Company, Philadelphia, Pa.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 1, Pg. 105-116

Document Type: Journal Paper


The analysis of railcar structures is improved by the use of electronic computers. Outlined are specific applications of finite element analyses to total car systems, and stress concentration. Data are presented on modeling, dynamic characteristics, and correlation of results.

Subject Headings: Finite element method | Rail transportation | Stress analysis | Dynamic models | Computer analysis | Automobiles | Computer models | Correlation

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