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.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BlacksburgDepartment of Agronomy
Blacksburg, VA USA 24061
Washington, DC USA 20590
- WHITELAW, R L
- Szeless, A G
- Counts, J
- Garst, D A
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Pagination: 239 p.
- TRT Terms: Cables; Design; Dynamic structural analysis; Guideways; Intelligent transportation systems; Mathematical models; Monorail transportation; Suspended structures; Suspension systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Model tests; Models
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Cable suspension guideways; Cables ropes; Guideway systems; Mechanical guides; Suspended rail systems; Suspending hanging
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Design; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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