This paper presents results of a research program which aimed at the development of the most technologically advanced computerized and pollution-free transportation system incorporating scientific advancements especially formulated for "Astroglide" --hydrostatic levitation (air-cushion) and linear induction propulsion. Astroglide represents the first major urban transportation alternative to be presented to cities within the last 50 years. The use of plastics in the astroglide system is discussed under the headings: vehicle body; structural frame work (GFRP); doors; windows; and ventilating ducts. The paper was illustrated by slides.

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  • Pagination: p. 217-218

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  • Accession Number: 00129122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1981 12:00AM