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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, 333 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Huss, M F
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 248 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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