ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
The energy-efficiency of current and proposed transportation systems has been analyzed within a uniform framework which includes energy requirements that relate to the support of weight (L/D ratio) and the energy associated with speed. The study includes automobiles, railways, aircraft, maglev, TACV, TRACV. Other considerations such as cost, viability, growth and transportation policy are discussed briefly. This study forms part of an ongoing program to assess the suitability of specific transportation systems in light of present and future needs.
- Sponsored by the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources and the National Research Council, Canada.
Carleton UniversityEnergy Research Group
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1S 5B6
- Meyer, R F
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 63 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation; Automobiles; Competition; Energy consumption; High speed ground transportation; Intelligent transportation systems; Magnetic levitation; Passenger trains; Tracked air cushion vehicles; Transportation modes
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Energy intensiveness; Energy requirements
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Energy; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00164449
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: ERG-76-1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM