Technical Reports

ICE/U.S. Demonstration Vehicle Dynamics Tests Test Report

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1994
AUTHOR: Brian T. Whitten, Dale Stout
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-30
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-94/25
SUBJECT: High-Speed Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: High-Speed Rail; Cant Deficiency; Safety; German Train; Lateral Acceleration; Curving; Vehicle Dynamics; Safety Regulations; Ground Transportation
ABSTRACT: This test report documents the procedures events, and results of vehicle dynamic tests carried out on the German ICE trainset in the U.S. during July 1993. These tests, sponsored by Amtrak and supported by the FRA, were conducted to assess the suitability of the ICE trainset for safe operation at elevated speeds and modest cant deficiencies in Amtrak's Northeast Corridor under existing track conditions in a revenue service demonstration.

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