CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF THE TRACKED MAGNETICALLY LEVITATED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (TMLV). REPULSION SCHEME. VOLUME III. APPENDIX G. 5 DOF COMPUTER PROGRAM

This report summarizes the studies of a program to establish the technology of magnetic suspension for ultimate use in a passenger-carrying high-speed ground transportation (HSGT) system - at speeds on the order of 134 m/s (300 mph). Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) is one of the advanced vehicle suspension concepts considered as alternatives to conventional transportation modes in the short-haul regime. This third volume contains the computer programs for the solution of the equations of motion for 5 degrees-of-freedom, and a summary of the analytical background. These programs provide the capability for performing stability analyses of magnetically levitated vehicles, and for evaluating vehicle response and ride quality characteristics for operation over guideways with irregularities. Each program is listed along with a sample run. The programs are written in BASIC language for use on time-sharing systems.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich. Scientific Research Staff. Paper copy also available in set of 4 reports as PB-247 930-SET, PC$22.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Philco-Ford Corporation

    Aeronautronic Division, Ford Road
    Newport Beach, CA  United States  92663

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Ford Motor Company

    Scientific Research Staff, American Road
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48121
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PF-TMLV-TR-0037B Final Rpt., FRA/ORD-75-21B
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-40024
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM