HIGH-SPEED GROUND TRANSPORT-A STOCHASTIC MODEL OF TRACK ROUGHNESS AND MISALIGNMENT

One of the significant disturbances to a tracked hovercraft or any other high-speed ground transport vehicle is the roughness of the guideway surface together with misalignment of the guideway structure itself. Existing methods of describing this roughness and misalignment are reviewed and their shortcomings noted. A description is proposed which is valid in both statistical and wave-length-amplitude domains. A method of computer generation to typical roughness profiles is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BALZER, L A
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00189817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM