The program successfully verified the technical feasibility of wayside resistors and produced two alternative preliminary designs for the mechanization of this concept. It was further verified that such wayside resistors for assured receptivity would have a very beneficial effect on ventilating and air-conditioning apparatus for subway stations and tunnels. However, cost-effectiveness analysis showed that in the general case wayside resistors are not cost-effective. The program results conclusively demonstrated that natural regeneration is highly cost effective in a system designed or adapted for effective functioning of regeneration to a naturally-receptive distribution network. Additionally, this phase of the program established the feasibility of an alternative wayside system utilizing flywheel motor generator sets (based on state-of-the-art apparatus) for energy storage and reuse.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transit Development Corporation, Incorporated

    1730 M Street, NW, Suite 911
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • PHELPS, D R
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TDC/500-75/10 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM