A SURVEY OF PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR HIGH CAPACITY PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT
The high-capacity personal rapid transit (HCPRT) system must operate with very short headways. To achieve safe operation at these headways, the propulsion system should meet certain unconventional requirements. They include reversible thrust capabilities, short response time, and peak thrust exceeding three times nominal thrust. These requirements were determined by analysis, computer simulations, and data provided by DOT/TSC. Five propulsion systems capable of meeting these requirements have been surveyed in this report. As background to the survey, several vehicle resistance curves were calculated for a baseline vehicle with assumed dimensions and weight. Four types of vehicle suspension methods were considered.
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- Knutrud, T
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Pagination: 110 p.
- TRT Terms: Braking performance; Converters (Electricity); Direct current motors; Electric power; Electrical systems; Frequency converters; Induction motors; Intelligent transportation systems; Linear induction motors; Motors; Passenger vehicles; Personal rapid transit; Propulsion; Railroad transportation; Simulation; Speed control; Synchronous motors; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Dc to dc converters
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00133167
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0048-75-2Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-203, DOT-TSC-965
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 23 1982 12:00AM