GENERAL VEHICLE TEST PLAN (GVTP) FOR URBAN RAIL TRANSIT CARS

The General Vehicle Test Plan provides a system for general vehicle testing and for documenting and utilizing data and information in the testing of urban rail transit cars. Test procedures are defined for nine categories: (1) Performance; (2) Power Consumption; (3) Power System Interaction; (4) Adhesion; (5) Ride Roughness; (6) Passenger Compartment Noise; (7) Community Noise; (8) Simulated Revenue Service; (9) Structure Dynamics. The procedures can be adapted to any vehicle in the general class of urban rail vehicles. They are derived from testing on UMTA's Rail Transit Test Track in Pueblo, Colorado. In addition, these procedures can be modified for use on other urban rail tracks as required. Specifications are included for instrumentation required to implement the tests. Data processing and analysis requirements are defined by specifying standard output formats for the parameters of interest.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Vertol Company

    Surface Transportation Systems Department, P.O. Box 16858
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Research and Development
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Neat, G W
    • LOTZ, R
    • Kasameyer, R
    • Oren, R
    • Brown, P F
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Pagination: 346 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0025-75-14, DO
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-580
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM