DASHAVEYOR TRANSIT AND CARGO SYSTEMS; A BASELINE DEFINITION

THE DASHAVEYOR TRANSIT SYSTEM, ALTHOUGH DEVELOPED INITIALLY TO SATISFY UNUSAUAL REQUIREMENTS IN THE FIELD OF BULK MATERIALS HANDLING, CAN INCORPORATE MODIFICATIONS TO PERMIT THE TRANSPORTING OF PEOPLE, CONTAINERIZED FREIGHT AND SUPPLIES, OR MAIL IN AN URBAN SITUATION. THE SYSTEM CONSISTS OF ELECTRICALLY POWERED, AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLED SMALL-VEHICLES OPERATING ABOVE A DUAL RAIL GUIDEWAY STRUCTURE. DIFFERENT TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS CAN BE SATISFIED BY VARIED COMBINATIONS OF GUIDEWAY DESIGN, PROPULSION UNITS, VEHICLE CONFIGURATIONS, AND AUTOMATIC CONTROL FUNCTIONS. FLEXIBILITY IN THE DESIGN OF ALL COMPONENTS PERMITS OPERATION AT OR ABOVE GRADE, AND AT HIGH SPEEDS OVER LEVEL TERRAIN OR MODERATE SPEEDS FOR CLIMBING STEEP GRADES. AUTOMATIC CONTROLS COULD ALSO BE MODIFIED FOR SCHEDULED, ON-CALL, OR MANUAL OPERATION. THE REPORT DESCRIBES DASHAVEYOR SERVICE WITHIN THE HYPOTHETICAL REQUIREMENTS OF NIMBUS, U.S.A. SEPARATE ANALYSES OF THE DASHAVEYOR CONFIGURATION ARE PROVIDED FOR ITS DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS. AS PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION, THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR INTRACITY OPERATION, PARTICULARLY AS A FEEDER SYSTEM FOR LARGER-CAPACITY CORRIDOR OPERATIONS. DASHAVEYOR MAY BE AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE AIRPORT ACCESS MODE. TH PASSENGER APPLICATION IS CENTERED ON PERSONALIZED SERVICE EMPHASIZING HIGH AVERAGE RATHER THAN HIGH MAXIMUM (50 MPH.) SPEED FOR VEHICLES WITH CAPACITIES RANGING FROM 6 TO 48. AS TRANSPORTATION FOR BULK MATERIAL, A PARTICULAR ADVANTAGE IS THAT THE GUIDEWAY IS OPERABLE AT ANY GRADE (INCLUDING VERTICAL). BESIDES THE USE OF DASHAVEYOR SYSTEMS TO TRANSPORT MINED ORE, THE AUTHORS NOTE ITS ABILITY TO MOVE ALL FORMS OF SOLID WASTES FROM INDUSTRIAL AND SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES. AS CARGO TRANSPORTATION, THE REPORT EXAMINES INTRAURBAN MOVEMENT OF BAGGAGE, FREIGHT, AND MAIL BY DASHAVEYOR. SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND HUMAN FACTORS ARE EVALUATED IN TERMS OF VEHICLES, GUIDEWAYS, STATIONS, AND SECURITY. TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF VEHICLE PROPULSION, GUIDEWAY SPECIFICATIONS, SYSTEM DESIGN, AUTOMATIC COMPUTER CONTROL, AND A THOROUGH BREAKDOWN OF ESTIMATED COSTS ARE EXAMINED IN DETAIL. APPENDED MATERIAL DOCUMENTS INSTALLATION SPECIFICATIONS, DC PROPULSION, VEHICLE AERODYNAMICS, POWER REQUIREMENTS, CIRCULATION CAPABILITIES, AND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO TRD-43
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dashaveyor Co

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  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00241923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1982 12:00AM