A METHODOLOGY FOR EVALUATING THE MAINTENANCE OF HIGH SPEED PASSENGER TRAIN TRUCKS
This report describes the application of a methodology, the simulation cost model (SCM), to the economic aspects of maintaining high speed passenger train trucks. The methodology provides a description of truck maintenance, gives the annual costs for this maintenance, and allows sensitivity analyses and time projections to be made. The report first reviews and classifies present and near-term trucks for consideration by the methodology. The SCM methodology is then presented and described. It is applied to two trucks -- the truck of the Metroliner (powered) and that of the Amcoaches (unpowered). These applications are used to indicate data requirements, to present the type of results obtainable from the technique, and to show how the results can be used. The relationship between the SCM and truck specifications is explored.
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Shaker Research CorporationNorthway 10 Executive Park
Ballston Lake, NY United States 12019
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Krauter, A I
- Smith, R L
- Publication Date: 1978-12
- Pagination: 231 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Computer programs; Costs; High speed rail; Life cycle costing; Maintainability; Maintenance management; Minicomputers; Passenger cars; Railroad trains; Simulation; Trucks; Undercarriages; Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: Amtrak; Metroliner (Express train)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Maintenance costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Basic programming language; Passenger car design
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00314048
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FRA-78-7 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1308
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM