SIMULATION MODELS FOR THE ELECTRIC POWER REQUIREMENTS IN AN AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY TRANSIT SYSTEM

This report describes a computer simulation model developed at the Transportation Systems Center to study the electrical power distribution characteristics of Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) systems. The objective of this simulation effort is to provide a means for determining the power distribution requirements of AGT systems and for evaluating their performances under varied operating conditions. Typical systems which could be modeled include the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit System, the Dallas-Fort Worth Airtrans System, or one of the proposed Downtown People Movers. This report specifically describes a Fortran computer program which models the electric power requirements of a typical AGT system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Williams, G H
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-80-2 Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0048-80-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM