A SURVEY OF PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR HIGHWAY 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 uncoventional requirements. They include: 1) reversible thrust capabilities, 2) short response time, 3) peak thrust eceeding three times nominal thrust. These requirements were determined by analysis, computer simulations, and data provided by DOL/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: Headways; Personal rapid transit; Propulsion; Simulation; Suspensions; Thrust; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00133456
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
- ISBN: MA-06-0048
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0048-75-2Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-203, DOT-TSC-965
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 5 1982 12:00AM