A computer program is developed for estimation of the rate of Energy Consumption for Automated Guideway Transit Systems under variable service, design, and trip characteristics. Aspects to be considered include examinations and evaluation of impacts of suspension systems (rubber tire, air cushion, pneumatic tire, foam filled tires), propulsion systems (linear induction motor, rotary motors) vehicle design, (number of seats, weight), and quality of service (waiting time, distance to station, average speed, line speed). The impact of trip characteristics (length of trip, number of trips, modal split) on energy efficiency is also examined and documented. The components of energy consumption (rolling friction, aerodynamic drag, auxiliary power) under various design and operating conditions were studied. The effect of empty vehicle shuttling on the energy efficiency index is also documented.

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  • Pagination: p. 51-80

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  • Accession Number: 00170585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760895 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM