HIGH-SPEED DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE LINEAR INDUCTION MOTOR RESEARCH VEHICLE

The linear induction motor research vehicle (LIMRV) recently set a world speed record of 255.7 mph for steel-wheel-on-steel-rail vehicles during a series of test runs conducted on the 6.2 mile-long experimental track at the Transportation Test Center, Pueblo, Colorado. This paper presents performance data on LIMRV dynamics associated with acceleration, steady-state operation, and braking, as recorded during these tests. Actual test results are compared with analytical predictions. Difficulties encountered are discussed and their solutions described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for a meeting Nov. 17-20, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Chi, C C
    • D'Sena, G
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132923
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #751060 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM