THERMAL BEHAVIOR OF TRANSIT VEHICLE RESISTOR GRIDS

The report was prepared under the Institute for Rapid Transit (IRT) project, 'Ventilation and Environment Control in Subway Rapid Transit Systems,' and is one of the many such reports leading to the final product -- a 'Subway Environmental Design Handbook.' The report describes a mathematical model and a corresponding computer subroutine which characterize the thermal behavior of transit vehicle acceleration and deceleration resistor grids. This subroutine is part of the Subway Environmental Simulation (SES) computer program and computes the instantaneous heat rejection rate from transit vehicle resistor grids. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, Inc., New York.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transit Development Corporation, Incorporated

    1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-DC-06-0010
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 2003 12:00AM