Results of a study of the behavior of tracked air cushion vehicles (TACV's) with both passive and active secondary suspension systems (between air cushion and vehicle body) in response to disturbances from the guideway and from aerodynamic loads. These show that a secondary suspension is needed for adequate ride comfort at high speeds even on a relatively smooth guideway. A passive secondary suspension incorporating spring and viscous dampers must be quite soft to meet ride comfort objectives. An active suspension is needed to provide excellent ride.

  • Authors:
    • Cooperrider, N K
  • Publication Date: 1969-5

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  • Accession Number: 00037195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 20 1973 12:00AM