VIBRATION ASPECTS OF RIDE QUALITY MODELING FOR THE DOT PTACV--THEORY AND EXPERIMENT

An important aspect of passenger ride comfort in a transportation vehicle is the acceleration level of the passenger cabin. In order to incorporate ride quality into the design process of such vehicles, it is necessary to have reasonably validated analytical models to predict the acceleration levels at frequencies which affect passenger ride comfort. The purpose of this report is to discuss the suitability of analytical models used to predict the heave acceleration in the passenger cabin of The Department of Transportation's Prototype Tracked Air Cushion Vehicle (PTACV). The basis of this evaluation is a comparison of theoretical predictions from an analytical model, typical of those in common usage today, with measured response accumulated during testing of the PTACV on its test track.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  USA  22102
  • Authors:
    • KATZ, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-78/02 Tech Rpt., MTR-7692
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-54090
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM