Dynamic Interaction Aspects of Cable-Stayed Guideways for High Speed Ground Transportation

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S. G. Meisenholder

TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, Calif.

P. Weidlinger

Weidlinger Associates, New York, N. Y.

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 96(2), 180-192 (Jun 01, 1974) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426790 History: Received March 08, 1974; Online July 13, 2010


This paper describes the dynamic considerations in the design of a long span (200 to 600 ft) cable-stayed guideways for future tracked levitated vehicles (TLV’s) which will be used for high speed ground transportation. A design approach is described in which a cable-stayed guideway structure can be synthesized to simulate the behavior of a beam on elastic foundation. This result is achieved by the “cable-tuning” approach, in which the cable stays are selected to achieve an equivalent uniform elastic foundation. The design approach insures that the live load deflection of the trackway beam is manifested as a traveling wave which moves horizontally at the same velocity as the vehicle, thereby minimizing dynamic interaction problems. Parametric results are presented for the dynamic response of a beam on elastic foundation. Optimum cable and tower configurations are developed for this guideway concept and a typical conceptual design is described.

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