FINAL DESIGN OF AN AT-GRADE GUIDEWAY FOR THE TRACKED AIR CUSHION RESEARCH VEHICLE
This report describes the final design for an at-grade guideway for the 300 mph Tracked Air Cushion Research Vehicle (TACRV). Detailed drawings and specifications have been developed for this design so that it can be constructed at the DOT High Speed Ground Test Center which is located near Pueblo, Colorado. Present plans are to extend the presently constructed 3 miles of guideway by use of the TRW/ABAM design for the next construction segment. Reductions in the structural cost of the guidway of 20-30% have been predicted. The guideway described in this report uses a continuously reinforced concrete pavement slab for the horizontal levitation surface and precast concrete panels for the vertical guidance surface. The guidance panels are attached to the slab by steel I-beams. This report summarizes the design features, design constraints, critical loads and cost estimates for this guideway structure. Also described are construction considerations and requirements for the foundation. Theoretical models and results of the static and dynamic analyses are described in appendices.
TRW Systems GroupOne Space Park
Redondo Beach, CA United States 90278
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Magura, D D
- Cichanski, W J
- Meisenholder, S G
- Publication Date: 1973-11
- Pagination: 144 p.
- TRT Terms: Bearing capacity; Design; Energy; Guideways; High speed ground transportation; Precast concrete; Reinforced concrete; Structural analysis; Testing; Tracked air cushion vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Air cushion vehicle track
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00071847
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: 96030-L014-0 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-442
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM