Part 1 of this report is a broad survey of High Speed Moving Pavements (HSMP's), and Part 2 presents a new design for a HSMP. The first part considers the urban transportation problem, and develops the role of HSMP's as a viable solution. Basic use requirements, and operating principles of various concepts are discussed. There follows a review of current HSMP designs, considering safety, capacity, speed. etc. Entry and exit techniques, and some inherent user problems are considered. Thirteen systems, 2 of which exist as working prototypes, are included. Part 2 describes the design of a gravity accelerator which would take passengers from 2 mph walking speed to 8 mph cruising speed. Aspects considered in detail are the use of gravity for acceleration, the geometrical configuration of lenticular pallets, the design of track, the ability of the system to execute horizontal curves, and a design for the drive system. A scale model is described, and results obtained from testing it are used to assess a full-scale system design. A computer program to calculate coordinates for the accelerator track of the above system is listed in full. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Loughborough University of Technology

    Department of Transport Technology
    Loughborough,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mehni, A
    • Ayers, K B
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 139 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TT 7410 R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1981 12:00AM