This paper describes the dynamic considerations in the design of a long span (200 to 600 ft) cable-stayed guideways for future tracked levitated vehicles (TLV's) which will be used for high speed ground transportation. A design approach is described in which a cable-stayed guideway structure can be synthesized to simulate the behavior of a beam on elastic foundation. This result is achieved by "cable-tuning" in which the cable stays are selected to achieve an equivalent uniform elastic foundation. The design approach insures that the live load deflection of the trackway beam is manifested as a traveling wave which moves horizontally at the same velocity as the vehicle, thereby minimizing dynamic interaction problems. Parametric results are presented for the dynamic response of a beam on elastic foundation. Optimum cable and tower configurations are developed for this quideway concept and a typical conceptual design is described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed for publication by the Automatic Control Division.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Meisenholder, S G
    • Weidlinger, P
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00057528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Meas and Control
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 74-Aut-R
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1974 12:00AM