TRACKED AIR CUSHION RESEARCH VEHICLE PRELIMINARY DESIGN STUDY REPORT

This report presents a preliminary design for a Tracked Air Cushion Research Vehicle (TACRV). The proposed design meets performance, design, and test requirements prescribed by the OHSGT. The research program test requirements emphasize air cushion and suspension research. Additional research program investigations include subsystem interactions, aerodynamics, propulsion, noise, and vehicle/guideway interactions, especially as they affect ride quality and operational guideway design requirements. The experimental program is to provide engineering data and verification of analyses that will be applicable to the design of public demonstration TACV systems. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-183 177, PB-183 178 and PB-183 180.
  • Corporate Authors:

    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  USA  01910
  • Publication Date: 1969-3-17

Media Info

  • Pagination: 204 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 69AT-1002
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-9-0004
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1972 12:00AM