HIGH PRIORITY RESEARCH TASKS FOR HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORT

This volume represents Part II of a four part report prepared in partial fulfillment of a Contract initiated in September 1964 between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the United States Department of Commerce. The following proposals for additional research of high priority are divided into two groups: technological studies and design studies. The technological studies constitute applied research in various technical areas essential to the realization of a HSGT system. Their purpose is to establish the current state of the art, to determine which lines of attack are technically promising, to ascertain the practical and theoretical feasibility of various design alternatives, and to extend the state of present knowledge to the point where the design of an HSGT system will be a practical possiblity. The purpose of the design studies is to generate alternative ideas and proposals for network configuration, access methods, guideway structures, vehicle designs, propulsion, suspension, control, communication, and all other components of the system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Part 2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Publication Date: 1965-6-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part 2
  • Contract Numbers: C-85-65t
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 2002 12:00AM