The report describes the application of a computerized methodology to the analysis of a representative ground transportation system. The preferred design and performance characteristics of a tracked air cushioned vehicle system were determined in order to minimize the cost per passenger mile. The vehicle-guideway system was mathematically represented by a set of simultaneous, non-linear, algebraic equations. This description was combined with a cost accounting model and structured for solution on a digital computer. Results were obtained for parametrically varied system performance levels. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on High Speed Ground Transportation System Engineering Studies Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    TRW Systems Group

    Washington Operations
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Publication Date: 1968-6-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 06818-W917-R000
  • Contract Numbers: C-353-66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM