RESEARCH PAPERS: Transportation Papers

Stability of a Vehicle on a Multispan Simply Supported Guideway

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Y. I. Chung

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. 47907

J. Genin

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. 47907

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 100(4), 326-332 (Dec 01, 1978) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426385 History: Received September 18, 1978; Online July 13, 2010


The dynamic response of a vehicle, with a conventional suspension system, traversing a multispan simply supported guideway system is studied parametrically. The steady state response of the system and conditions for dynamic instabilities are presented for the case where the ratio of vehicle length/span length is small. Using vehicle heave acceleration and maximum guideway deflection as performance criteria, it is shown that the interactive inertial effect is significant, even at relatively low traversing speeds.

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