THE DESIGN OF A RAM WING VEHICLE FOR HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION

A system design of a ram-wing vehicle for high speed ground transportation is carried out. A feasibility study using one-dimensional channel flow theory with leakage is developed along with lift and drag laws for low aspect ratio ram wings side plates. Based on requirements chosen for an operational system, subsystems are evaluated and integrated into a functional system developed around a 72-passenger vehicle capable of crusing at 300 mph. A test program and an implementation schedule are proposed. Total research and investment costs are estimated for a system for the Northeast corridor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • Tan, E A
    • Goss, W P
    • Cromack, D E
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00080780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: High Speed Ground Transportation Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM