The study provides an analytical basis for preliminary design of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system guideways and vehicle suspension systems. Careful attention has been given to the development of high fidelity mathematical models of PRT vehicle dynamics, including primary and secondary suspension systems. The report presents the equations of motion of a nine degree of freedom vehicle model traversing a moving guideway. Also included are the equations of small elastic vibration for both straight and curved elevated guideways, modeled as elastic beams. Vehicle and guideway equations are combined for purposes of system stability analysis and simulation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    School of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Likins, P W
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCLA-ENG-75-23 Final Rpt., DOT/TST-75/104
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40080
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1982 12:00AM