GUIDEWAY - VEHICLE COST REDUCTION. PART II: ACTIVE SUSPENSION FEASIBILITY
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. In Part II, an assessment of active suspension feasibility is made which includes the preliminary design of a new low power pneumatic concept. A preliminary suspension/guideway maintenance cost tradeoff is described which shows that active suspensions are cost effective for low vehicle density routes.
- See also Part 1, PB-265 966.
Arizona State University, TempeDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Tempe, AZ United States 85281
Department of TransportationOffice of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Klinger, D L
- Cooperrider, N K
- Hedrick, J Karl
- White, R C
- Calzado, A
- Publication Date: 1976-7-9
- Pagination: 82 p.
- TRT Terms: Active suspension systems; Air springs; Analysis; Benefit cost analysis; Costs; Dynamic loads; Maintenance of way; Passenger cars; Power spectra; Rapid transit; Ride quality; Suspension systems; Train track dynamics; Transfer functions; Vehicle maintenance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Dynamic response
- Old TRIS Terms: Mechanical guides; Passenger car maintenance; Rapid transit railways; Vehicular tracks
- Subject Areas: Finance; Maintenance and Preservation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00154842
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-76/95-2 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50107
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 22 1981 12:00AM