THE CYCLOBAHN. GRAVITY PROPULSION IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT - ADVANTAGES AND PROBLEMS

DIE CYCLOBAHN. GRAVITATIONSANTRIEB IM NAHVERKEHR - VORTEILE UND PROBLEME

BY MEANS OF GRAVITY PROPULSION IT IS POSSIBLE TO WIN BACK UP TO 90% OF THE KINEMATIC ENERGY DISSIPATED BY THE VEHICLE IN BRAKING, SO THAT THE TOTAL ENERGY INPUT INTO PUBLIC TRANSPORT CAN BE REDUCED BY APPROXIMATELY 63% TO 72%. TO ACHIEVE THIS AN ALIGNMENT OF THE ROUTE IN THE FORM OF PEAKS AND VALLEYS IS NECESSARY AND POSSIBLY A DRIVE SYSTEM WHICH DOES NOT INVOLVE THE FORCES BETWEEN THE WHEEL AND TRACK (E.G. LINEAR MOTOR). THE RELATION BETWEEN THE TRACK PARAMETERS AND THE TIME-DEPENDENT VARIATION IN THE VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL ACCELERATION COEFFICIENTS IS DETERMINED. FACTORS SUCH AS SEA SICKNESS OR EXCESSIVE LATERAL ACCELERATION MAY BE ELIMINATED BY A SUITABLE CHOICE OF TRACK PARAMETERS.

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01292627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:34AM