A STUDY OF THE STABILITY AND DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF THE LINEAR INDUCTION MOTOR TEST VEHICLE
The results of extreme dynamical analyses of the suspension system of the linear induction motor (LIM) test vehicles are presented. Suspension stiffness and damper rates are selected on the basis of computations of lateral dynamic stability, curving and response, which should enable the vehicle to travel at speeds up to 250 mph with satisfactory riding characteristics. The influence of variations in suspension parameters is also discussed in relation to possible experimental studies on high speed, wheel supported and guided vehicles, using the LIM vehicle.
British Railways Board Research DepartmentAdvanced Project Division
- Pearce, T G
- May, B J
- Publication Date: 1969-9
- Pagination: 86 p.
- TRT Terms: Dynamic stability (Ships); Linear induction motors; Stability (Mechanics); Suspensions
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00039205
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-3-0261
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM