Elevated Guideway Design Considerations

Elevated guideway design for APM systems is often completed by bridge engineers unfamiliar with APM system requirements and their impacts on the guideway bridge structure. Often, new APM systems are procured with one contract for the guideway structure and a separate contract for the APM system. This allows for conventional bridge contractors to bid on the guideway, but it can present challenges in coordination of requirements. There are a few key issues that should be understood by the guideway designer to determine how the APM system will affect the guideway design. This paper will compare typical highway bridge design considerations with APM system guideway design considerations. The key differences can be broken down into two main categories: geometric and structural.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 156-163
  • Monograph Title: Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems 2016: Innovation in a Rapidly Urbanizing World

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  • Accession Number: 01596891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479797
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2016 3:01PM