ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL NOISE SOURCES OF TRACKED AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (TACV)

This report presents an evaluation of the principal sources of noise from tracked air cushion vehicles (TACVs). The study is based on analyses of and laboratory experiments on existing TACVs and rapid transit systems. Measurements of two French TACV systems were conducted, one a 44-passenger prototype suburban vehicle propelled by a linear induction motor (LIM), and the second an 80-passenger intercity vehicle powered by a gas turbine and shrouded pusher propeller. Noise levels from a slider current-collection system were also obtained through measurements of the noise and vibration of a third-rail contact shoe on a rail rapid transit car. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Incorporated

    50 Moulton Street
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138
  • Authors:
    • BENDER, E K
    • Hayden, R E
    • Heller, H H
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-194-1 Contr Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-194
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1974 12:00AM