Accession Number : ADA304479

Title :   A Finite Element Model for Assessment of Maglev Vehicle/Guideway Interaction.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Ray, James C. ; Seda-Sanabria, Yazmin ; Chowdhury, Mostafiz R. ; Woodson, Stanley C.

PDF Url : ADA304479

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : A finite element methodology is presented for the assessment of the dynamic interaction between a rapidly moving magnetically levitated vehicle and its supporting guideway structure, known as vehicle/guideway interaction (VGI). The methodology is validated through comparison to two other analytical methodologies. Its application and usefulness for VGI studies are demonstrated through application to an actual maglev system design.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, *GROUND VEHICLES, *RIDE QUALITY, METHODOLOGY, STABILITY, LAND TRANSPORTATION, INTERACTIONS, DYNAMICS, HIGH VELOCITY, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, MASS TRANSPORTATION.

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Operations Research
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE