CCRX 40010 Schnabel Car Analysis


TIME Marine was commissioned to perform an in depth analysis of a refurbished
Schnabel railcar system. Our mission was to confirm the existing rated load capacity
and design the load carrying components for transporting supersized cargoes in
excess of 1,000,000 lbs. In addition to the client design parameters, all aspects of the
analysis had to satisfy AAR (Association of American Railroads) rules and guidelines.


TIME Marine created a detailed 3d model of the Schnabel car from in field measurements
and photographs. From this model, a comprehensive analyses consisting of multiple
design cycles was performed. The following points list the concluding project effort:

  • To satisfy the existing rated load capacity, additional structural stiffening was required
  • A wishbone style Adaptor was designed to the clients cargo specifications.
  • A double cambered bed was designed for general heavy cargo transportation


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