SYSTEM TECHNIQUES IN VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT AS EXEMPLIFIED BY A HIGH-SPEED RAILCAR FOR 300 KM/H

DIE SYSTEMTECHNIK BEI FAHRZEUGENTWICKLUNGEN--DARGESTELLT AM BEISPIEL EINES HOCHGESCHWINDIGKEITSTRIEBFAHRZEUGS FUER 300 KM/H

The described project definition of the high-speed railcar for 300 km/h is in the nature of a preliminary study the purpose of which is to clarify, with reasonable economy of effort, what requirements the vehicle should meet, what solutions are basically possible, whether they are practicable, and what vehicle concept shows the most promise. On the basis of the result, a catalogue of requirements and then a vehicle specification have to be drawn up. Both are inputs for the main and detail studies. The catalogue and the specification differ in that the former contains "desired" objectives which are to be aimed at but which are not incontrovertible requirements for the acceptance of a vehicle development. In preparing the catalogue it can thus be clarified whether and to what extent (for reasons of economy or standardization), possibilities exist for integration with other vehicle designs or new knowledge should be given consideration. The specification, on the other hand, lays down "must" objectives which are mandatory for vehicle development and design. The decision-makers are thus given a series of basics which are suitable for the early identification of problem areas, for making decision processes transparent and hence executable, and for setting priorities so as to reduce the decision risk. In this way the procedures applied in the project definition of a 300-km/h railcar can be of interest for other projects.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Luebke, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00178687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM