DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES AND DATA FOR EVALUATING RIDE QUALITY. VOLUME III. GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF RIDE QUALITY MODELS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

Ride-quality models for city buses and intercity trains are presented and discussed in terms of their ability to predict passenger comfort and ride acceptability. The report, the last of three volumes, contains procedural guidelines to be employed by transportation specialists in developing ride-quality models and in using them to evaluate passenger comfort in existing or future systems. Specific guidelines are provided for: (1) collecting vehicle-motion and passenger-comfort data in the field; (2) generating ride-quality models based on these data; (3) validating models against data from passengers on scheduled services; (4) using models to evaluate or predict vehicle ride quality; and (5) specifying ride characteristics for new vehicles.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-282326.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunlap and Associates Incorporated

    One Parkland Drive
    Darien, CT  USA  06820

    Transportation Systems Center

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  • Authors:
    • PEPLER, R D
    • Vallerie, L L
    • JACOBSON, I D
    • Barber, R W
    • Richards, L G
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ED-77-1(III) Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-RSPD-77-1-III
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1090-3
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM