SUSPENDED VEHICLE SYSTEMS (SVS). VOLUME 1, SYSTEM ENGINEERING STUDIES
This report discusses generic high speed ground transportation (HSGT) vehicles which are suspended from an overhead guideway. The performance and cost are predicted for trainable revenue vehicles which would use the overhead monorail principle and operate in the 150 to 250 mph speed regime. These vehicles and the necessary elevated guideway structure comprise the suspended vehicle system (SVS), which is an alternative to overriding HSGT systems, such as the tracked air cushion vehicle (TACV) or high speed rail (HSR) systems. The unique feature of the SVS is the vehicle pendulous suspension used to achieve large cabin bank angles (up to 25 degrees) in order to achieve high speeds on curved guideway alignments. The results of system studies are described in which the vehicle and guideway concepts are developed to satisfy the performance and safety requirements.
- See also Volume 2, PB-240 760.
TRW Transportation and Environmental OperationsSpace Park Drive
Houston, TX United States
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Meisenholder, S G
- McGinnis, N F
- Graham, H R
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Pagination: 207 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Dynamics; Elevated guideways; Forecasting; Guideways; High speed ground transportation; Intelligent transportation systems; Magnetic levitation; Monorail transportation; Railroad bridges; Rapid transit; Socioeconomic factors; Suspended structures; Systems engineering; Tracked air cushion vehicles; Urban transportation; Vehicle dynamics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Suspended vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Guideway dynamics; Mechanical guides; Rapid transit railways; Socioeconomic projections
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00090570
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: 96034-L011-0-Vol-1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-30004
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 29 1981 12:00AM