A series of linear induction motor research vehicle (LIMRV) runs were conducted at the High Speed Ground Test Center on the 6.2-mile test track. These runs were made primarily to evaluate the dynamic performance of the vehicle at speeds up to the maximum achieved, 187.9 mph. The vehicle was equipped with instrumentation that measured accelerations and displacements. Of particular interest were the motions of the trucks and suspension, and the LIM quidance system. The initial truck dynamics data evaluation indicates an increase in conicity resulting from a narrow band of wheel treadwear. Since the next series of tests will be conducted with new wheels, the problem at least initially will not be significant. Other tests run during this program provided acceleration and braking profiles. Also, some LIM electrical performance data was recorded and evaluated. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Oct 71, PB-212 041.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AiResearch Manufacturing Company

    2525 West 190th Street
    Torrance, CA  United States  90509
  • Authors:
    • D'sena, G O
    • Leney, J E
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 207 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-8857 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: OHSGT-7-35399
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1981 12:00AM