VEHICLE LONGITUDINAL CONTROL AND RELIABILITY PROJECT. ENTRAINMENT AND PLATOONING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. APPENDIX B. TRAINSIM SIMULATION PROGRAM USER'S GUIDE

This document, (a part of the Appendixes of Part A, Entrainment and Platooning, Volume 5 (UMTA-IT-06-0148-79-5), Vehicle Longitudinal Control and Reliability (VCLR) Program), describes TRAINSIM, a Fortran simulation program developed to support the VLCR Entrainment studies. The program is capable of simulating the operation of a single "master" vehicle, a low-speed collision of the master vehicle into a stopped "slave" vehicle to effect coupling, and the operation of a coupled two-vehicle train. Longitudinal control is provided on the master vehicle only. The vehicles may employ linear induction motor propulsion or dc motor propulsion. Section 2 herein describes the simulation model, scenario, and structure. This volume documents the study work done on Entrainment and Platooning analysis and design as related to vehicle longitudinal control. Entrainment concept analysis, entrainment control studies (including maneuvers, simulations, and control concepts), automatic coupler alignment and hardware concepts, entrainment cost analysis, and platooning studies are also included. Part A of this report addresses entrainment and Part B addresses platooning.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Otis Elevator Company

    Transportation Technology Division, 11380 Smith Road
    Denver, CO  United States  80010

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lorenz, D
    • Lindgren, C
    • Mahaffy, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Pagination: 184 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0148-79-6Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-70048
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM