Accession Number : AD0718763
Title : Numerical Analog for a Model Vacuum-Air Transport System.
Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. no. 10,
Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE DURHAM N C
Personal Author(s) : Cudlin,Joseph J. ; Harman,Charles M. ; Murray,James J.
Report Date : JAN 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 54
Abstract : An experimental facility is being operated which is capable of hydrodynamically simulating a full-scale pneumatic tube transportation system. This system includes a tube of 1800 foot length and 1 foot diameter, an instrumented vehicle, and a compressor capable of propelling the vehicle at high speed. A mathematical model is presented which also simulates the tube system. This model uses numerical techniques to provide a comparison between analytical results and the limited experimental results. The operating characteristics of a prototype system are presented using these analytical results. (Author)
Descriptors : (*PASSENGER VEHICLES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), VACUUM, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, PIPES, TRANSPORTATION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, DUCT INLETS
Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE