SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1994

Fatigue Test Methods and Damage Models Used by the SNCF for Railway Vehicle Structures


This paper outlines the use of railway equipment structures, specifically with reference to bogie frames, and describes (1) the way of determining the spectra of stresses applied in service, (2) the tools for determining damage accumulated in structures, and (3) experimental verification of the method applied.

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Leluan, A
SNCF, (French Railway Company) Test Centre, Vitry-Sur-Seine, France
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 405–418
DOI: 10.1520/STP13961S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5283-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1985-7