GUIDEWAY - VEHICLE COST REDUCTION. PART I: GUIDEWAY - VEHICLE PERFORMANCE AND COSTS

The cost and performance benefits of using improved suspensions in passenger railcars are investigated. Preliminary results from the first year of a two year study are presented. The primary objective is to determine if improved vehicle suspensions can reduce overall system cost by allowing lower guideway maintenance standards. Cost determinations are limited to guideway annual maintenance and vehicle suspension installation and maintenance. The guideway/suspension system is divided into several areas which are analyzed separately. In Part I, transfer function models of passenger railcar and bus dynamics, and power spectral density models of guideway disturbances are developed. Preliminary guideway and suspension cost data are also analyzed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Part 2, PB-265 967.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Arizona State University, Tempe

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Tempe, AZ  USA  85281

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Klinger, D L
    • Cooperrider, N K
    • Hedrick, J K
    • White, R C
    • Calzado, A
  • Publication Date: 1976-7-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 159 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-76/95-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50107
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1981 12:00AM