VICS-120, A TUBE-VEHICLE SYSTEM TEST FACILITY

A large test facility designated the VICS-120 has been designed, constructed and operated at the Caltech Jet Propulsion laboratory as part of the research in support of the aerodynamic and ventilation section of a handbook on subway design. Tests can be conducted under both equilibrium and non-equilibrium model velocity conditions. Design concepts, instrumentation, and an outline of construction details as well as operational procedures and models are described. The kinds of testing suitable for a facility of this type are discussed and examples of the various forms of data obtained are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Institute of Environmental Sciences, 19th Annual Technical Meeting Proceedings, Anaheim, California, 2-5 April 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Environmental Sciences

    940 East Northwest Highway
    Mount Prospect, IL  USA  60056
  • Authors:
    • Marte, J E
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 448-459

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 5 1981 12:00AM