THE SPECIFICATION OF MULTIPLE UNIT RAIL CAR PERFORMANCE
The importance of carefully reasoned multiple unit railcar performance specifications is discussed. Two methods of specifying performance are presented, speed-time-distance and schedule speed. Reasons for favoring schedule speed, as determined from computer simulation, are advanced, and a sample specification format exhibited.
- 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 United States 10016-5990
- PHELPS, D R
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Commuter cars; Commuter service; Multiple unit trains; Passenger cars; Passenger service; Performance based specifications; Rapid transit; Rapid transit cars
- Uncontrolled Terms: Performance specifications
- Subject Areas: Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00051416
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
- Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-90 Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 9 1981 12:00AM