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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Williams, J G
    • Haight, E C
    • Hutchens, W A
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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