GUIDEWAY CAMBER AND THREE-STAGE PASSIVE SUSPENSION FOR IMPROVED TRACKED AIR CUSHION VEHICLE RIDE QUALITY

Two means of providing a high quality air cushion ride at high speed using simple passive suspension systems are investigated. The inclusion of the proper amount of camber in guideway beams is shown to greatly reduce both low and high speed heave accelerations. A three-stage passively suspended vehicle including two degrees of pitching motion is shown to eliminate the high speed peak in accelerations present with two-stage vehicles. The effects of secondary and tertiary damping, of the vehicle to span length ratio and of guideway camber on the ride quality of this vehicle are investigated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for meeting 26-30 November 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Biggers, S B
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-WA/Aut-8 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 1976 12:00AM