Technical Reports

SOAC State-of-the-Art Car Engineering Tests at DOT High Speed Ground Test Center Final Test Report Volume II: Performance Tests

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1975
AUTHOR: Boeing Vertol Company
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Rail Transit Vehicle Testing
ABSTRACT: This six-volume report presents the technical methodology, data samples, and results of tests conducted on the SOAC on the Rail Transit Test Track at the High Speed Ground Test Center in Pueblo, Colorado during the period April to July 1973. The UMTA-sponsored Urban Rail Supporting Technology Program, for which TSC is Systems Manager, emphasizes three major development task areas: facilities, technology and test program. Test program development comprises three sub-areas: vehicle testing, ways and structures testing and track geometry measurement. The objective of the SOAC program is to demonstrate the current state-of-the-art in rail rapid transit vehicle technology, with passenger convenience and operating efficiency as primary goals. The objectives of the Engineering Test program are to provide a set of SOAC engineering data and to further develop the methodology for providing transit vehicle comparisons. These objectives were met with the presentation of the test results in this report and the incorporation of refinement to the testing methodology into the General Vehicle Test Plan, GSP-064. In this series, Vol. I contains a description of the SOAC test program and vehicle, and a summary of the test results; Vol. II, Performance Test data; Vol. III, Ride Quality Test data; Vol. IV, Hoise Test data; Vol. V, Structural, Voltage, and Radio Frequency Interference Test data; and Vol. VI a description of the Instrumentation System used for performance, ride quality and structural testing.