A PROCEDURE FOR OPTIMIZING RAPID TRANSIT CAR DESIGN
The report provides a methodology for creating an initial rough design of a rail rapid transit car, or for evaluating an existing design. It is based on optimizing the design features by minimizing the sum of the annual costs of purchasing, power consumption, maintenance, and on-board operating labor for a fleet of such vehicles. Linear programming is used to arrive at a solution based on the interaction of several hundred equations which describe the complex inter-relationships amongst the elements of car design, dimensions, and performance, and the various components and sub-assemblies which comprise the vehicle, and the associated costs.
Polytechnic Institute of New YorkDepartment of Transportation Planning and Engineering, 333 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States 11201
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Huss, M F
- Publication Date: 1975-5
- Pagination: 248 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost estimating; Design; Electric vehicles; Energy consumption; Equations; Estimates; Life cycle costing; Linear programming; Maintenance; Maintenance management; Mathematical models; Operating costs; Optimization; Passenger cars; Purchasing; Quality of work; Railroad transportation; Rapid transit; Rapid transit cars; Specifications; Systems engineering; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Maintenance costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Passenger car design; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Finance; Freight Transportation; Maintenance and Preservation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00137370
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-NY-11-0009-75-3Proj. Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM