COMPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR OF A LINEAR INDUCTION MOTOR REACTION RAIL
Analytical and experimental results are presented for the static structural response to axial compressive loading of a linear induction motor reaction rail. The study addresses problems concerning the installation of the track at the Department of Transportation's High Speed Ground Test Center near Pueblo, Colorado. Specific problems studied include determination of the critical buckling stress due to solar heating of the reaction rail and establishment of the lateral stiffness of the rail in the presence of applied axial stress.
- Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Williams, J G
- Haight, E C
- Hutchens, W A
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Intelligent transportation systems; Linear induction motors; Reaction rails
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00051403
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
- Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-59 Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM