Railcar Brake System Testing
Railcar brake system testing determines the braking performance of railway vehicles. Braking performance is assessed by determining stopping distances or equivalent deceleration under load. Test integration includes speed, load, stopping motion, temperature, air pressure and systems control.
Clark’s structures lab has the infrastructure and fixturing to simulate the mechanical performance and environmental conditions of railcar braking systems. The dyno lab at Clark Testing can conduct brake testing with variable torque, load and speed (RPM). Custom design test profiles can simulate stop, stop/start and dwell under load.
All testing is conducted under the guidance of Clark’s ISO 17025-2017 quality assurance program ensuring the calibration, validity and quality of test data provided.