SIMULATION OF POWER COLLECTION DYNAMICS FOR SIMPLY SUPPORTED POWER RAIL

The mathematical model of a sprung mass moving along a simply supported beam is used to analyze the dynamics of a power-collection system. A computer simulation of one-dimensional motion is used to demonstrate the phenomenon of collector-power rail interaction. Parametric resonance in an undamped collector is shown to exist at several speeds below 300 miles per hour. However, it is demonstrated that amplitude can be controlled at all of these resonant speeds with the proper use of damping. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Spenny, C H
  • Publication Date: 1972-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FRA-72-1 Final Rpt
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM