This manual which is intended for the structural engineer, considers those facets of mass transit which affect aerial guideway design and discusses the interaction between the vehicle and the supporting structure. Aspects of vibration and passenger comfort are discussed in detail. Aspects of vibration and passenger comfort are discussed in detail. The manual illustrates the difference in design technique required for some vehicles. Continuous spans are shown to have an advantage over simple spans for most guideways. The design of guideways for vehicle speeds in the range of 60 mph and less is generally found to be governed by stress rather than by stiffness. The opposite is true for speeds in the range of 150 mph and greater. The relationship between guideway surface roughness and passenger comfort is discussed. Tables are presented in which systems with similar requirements are grouped to facilitate the study of aerial structures by class rather than by individual system. Gross weight and velocity were chosen as the elements needed to define a class. Dynamic studies and design examples are described which are based upon 3 hypothetical vehicles having weights of 10k, 25k and 60k.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Iron and Steel Institute

    1000 16th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Clausen, K A
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM