CABLE-STAYED GUIDEWAY. ANALYSES AND DYNAMIC MODEL TESTS

This report presents the results of scale model tests and parametric structural analyses which were performed in support of a conceptual investigation of cable-stayed guideways for suspended vehicle systems (SVS). The SVS concept would use high speed ground transportation (HSGT) vehicles suspended from an overhead guideway and which could achieve large cabin bank angles for high speed turns. This cabin bank mechanism allows the SVS to maintain a high speed, even when the guideway is collocated with an existing freeway or railroad with relatively tight turn radii. The possibility of collocating the SVS guideway is further improved by the use of cable-stayed guideways with spans of 200 feet or greater. This report describes the static and dynamic tests of a 1:24 scale model of a 250-foot span cable stayed guideway which was designed for a conceptual SVS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Department of Agronomy
    Blacksburg, VA  USA  24061

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • WHITELAW, R L
    • Szeless, A G
    • Counts, J
    • Garst, D A
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 239 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD/D-74-18 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-3004
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM