Author: Adam Klopp, Principal Investigator II, and Alyson Sasaoka, Engineer

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MxV Rail R&D: Railcar Draft System Modeling

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2023 ISSUE: Under the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) Program, MxV Rail and the End-of-Car (EOC) Energy Management Task Force of the AAR’s Equipment Engineering Committee (EEC) are developing a combined testing and modeling approach to evaluate draft system performance.