OVERVIEW OF SOME PROBLEMS IN GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Aerospace skill capabilities are applied to problem areas such as: Station spacing and passenger comfort; vehicle size and headway and power requirements as impacted by vehicle-guideway interaction; suspension dynamics in the context of ride quality and the trade between guideway roughness and suspension sophistication; propulsion and power in the context of electric systems for minimum on-line noise and pollution; guideways in the context of system cost sensitivity to configuration and stiffness requirements and interaction with other system elements; and control and communications in the context of high capacity, fail safe traffic control.

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    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Gravitz, S I
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 385-392
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Rapid transit
  • Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Railroads;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM