GAVITY-VACUUM TRANSIT SYSTEM (MK 3B AND 4B); TECHNICAL REVIEW OF THE BASELINE DEFINITION

THE GRAVITY-VACUUM-TRANSIT (GVT) SYSTEM PROPOSED BY TUBE TRANSIT CORPORATION IS A UNIQUE CONCEPT EMPLOYING A COMBINATION OF GRAVITY AND PNEUMATIC PRESSURE TO ACCELERATE AND DECELERATE A TRAIN IN AN EVACUATED TUBE. THE GENERAL CONCLUSION OF THE APL EVALUATION IS THAT ALTHOUGH THE SUBWAY-LIKE URBAN ADAPTATION OF THE ORIGINAL INTERURBAN CONCEPT APPEARS TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE, FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IS REQUIRED ON CONTROL, WHEEL-RAIL INTERACTION, SUSPENSION DYNAMICS, AND RAIL ALIGNMENT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by UMTA. Tpr 007, 72 PP, 9 FIG, 6 REF, 3 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Johns Hopkins University, Laurel

    Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20723-6099
  • Authors:
    • Brown, S J
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241402
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRD-43
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1970 12:00AM