Technical Reports

DCTA Transit Car Testing : Static Truck Characterization

  • 01
  • Oct
  • 1983
AUTHOR: Britto R. Rajkumar
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER:
SUBJECT: Passenger Rail, Evaluation
ABSTRACT: This report discusses the Static Truck Characterization of the Dade County Transportation Administration (DCTA) Transit Car. This special engineering test was conducted in conjunction with General Vehicle Testing of the DCTA car at the Transportation Test Center near Pueblo, Colorado, from October 1982 to March 1983. Static Truck Characterization, described here, is an adjunct test series done to verify the manufacturer's specifications and to evaluate vehicle performance in stability, curving, and ride. The characterization data is used to develop mathematical models and provide a basis for study and comparison of performance parameters throughout the service life of the truck.
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