SPECIFICATION OF RIDE QUALITY CRITERIA FOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS: THE STATE OF THE ART AND A NEW APPROACH

The current state-of-the-art of ride quality criteria is reviewed. In particular the existing technique of describing the guideway in terms of its spectral density and of defining the ride quality standard as the acceleration spectral density is outlined. By utilizing linear system theory an alternative deterministic approach is presented. A deterministic ride quality standard is proposed and an analytical technique to design vehicle-suspension systems to meet this standard is presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • FEARNSIDES, J J
    • Hendrick, J K
    • Firouztash, H
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00083911
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1976 12:00AM