SELECTION OF CANDIDATE GUIDEWAY PARAMETERS FOR HIGH SPEED TRACKED LEVITATED VEHICLES

Using well known analytical techniques, a method is presented for quickly estimating candidate guideway parameters for tracked levitated vehicle systems. These guideway parameters include stiffness, pier spacing and roughness coefficient. Each parameter is selected so that the suspension system can adequately respond to guideway roughness and flexibility deflections while allowing vehicle compliance with an assumed ride quality standard. The method also assumes a well defined vehicle and suspension system. The assumptions implicit in the method make further analysis such as real-time nonlinear simulation necessary to assure continued acceptability of the chosen candidate parameters. An example of the method, using a previously analyzed attraction MAGLEV system, is presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • RAVERA, R J
    • Anderes, J R
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00097250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM