HIGH SPEED SURFACE TRANSPORT. THE WORK OF TRACKED HOVERCRAFT LTD

This paper reviews the origins of Tracked Hovercraft Ltd and its achievements over the period 1967-1972. The principal topics discussed are: the role of new technology in inter-city and urban transport, the inter-action of system components and the relative importance of track cost on the economics of operation, the development of the single-sided linear induction motor and the unsolved question of the choice of primary suspension. The paper concludes with a look at future trends, those areas where there is now some convergence of view internationally and those still requiring further study. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fellows, T G
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 4-13
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM