THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES. CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE AUTOMOBILE DIVISION OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS AND THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE STUDIES, CRANFIELD, HELD CRANFIELD JULY 11-13, 1977

Papers presented at the conference evaluate the prospects for bus and coach transport and discuss environmental and safety aspects of vehicle design: Prospects for bus and coach transport (Glassborow, DW); A design and evaluation study of handholds and footholds for emergency windows of class 3 public service vehicles (Edwards, M); Environmental requirements for psv operation (Cox, BJ); Statutory technical controls of public service services (Jones, DV); Heating and ventilating in UK (Wall, AJ); Design, construction and application of air springs for psv suspension (Peel, RJ); hydraulic suspensions with particular reference to public service vehicles (Pitcher, RH and Hillel, H); Investigation of psv roll over safety (Kecman, D, Miles, JC and Sadeghi, MM); vehicle types in relation to specific operating conditions (Wyke Smith, PH); Braking buses (Slack, IR); Allison Automatic transpmissions for public service vehicles (Nicholson, D); Analytical comparison of integral and chassis design on buses (Pressel, J and Strifler, P); Bus research and development at Authokut Research Institute, Hungary (Matolcsy, M); The choice of materials in the design and construction of public service vehicles (Hannam, MJ and Smethurst, R); The operators' performance requriements for power units and transmission systems for psv's in urban operation (Freelove, RE); Plastic deformation and energy consumption at dynamic (impact) loads (Molnar, C); The national psv accident survey - A vehicle design orientated study (Johnson, MA); Power train engineering for public service vehicles (Lea, KE and Varley, RJ); and, Protection for public service vehicle occupants in frontal impacts (Petty, SPF). (TRRL)

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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 176 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 1977-6 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM