NONCONTACTING SUSPENSION AND PROPULSION FOR GROUND TRANSPORTATION
A research program has been conducted: (1) to assess critically the technological base available for evaluation of noncontacting vehicle suspension and propulsion systems in urban and intercity transport systems and (2) to develop analytical and experimental performance data for two specific systems - attractive, ferromagnetic suspension systems and air cushion suspension systems.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
Department of TransportationOffice of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Wormley, D N
- Richardson, H H
- Hedrick, J Karl
- Limbert, D A
- Mercaldi, D
- Publication Date: 1979-12
- Pagination: 461 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Air suspension systems; Analysis; Electromagnetic induction; Ferromagnetic materials; Ground effect; Ground vehicles; Guideways; High speed ground transportation; Magnetic levitation; Magnetic properties; Propulsion; Rapid transit; Suspension systems; Technology assessment; Test procedures; Tracked air cushion vehicles; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical techniques; Ferromagnetism; Guideway systems; Mechanical guides; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00314016
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/RSPA/DPB/50-7934Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60135
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 22 1982 12:00AM