Hunting Stability of the Three Axle Locomotive Truck

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R. E. Rinehart

Systems Analysis, Locomotive Production Department, General Electric Transportation Systems, Business Division, Erie, Pa.

J. Eng. Ind 100(4), 483-491 (Nov 01, 1978) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439466 History: Received January 03, 1978; Online July 15, 2010


The hunting stability of the 3-axle locomotive truck is evaluated, using a linear eleven degree of freedom model. Predictions from the model are validated with test data, and the effects of wheel profile and secondary suspension damping on hunting stability are shown.

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