Technical Reports

General Vehicle Test Plan (GVTP) for Urban Rail Transit Cars

  • 01
  • Sep
  • 1975
AUTHOR: George W. Neat, Robert Lotz, Robert Kasameyer, Raymond Oren, Peter F. Brown
REPORT NUMBER: UMTA-MA-06-0025-75-14
SUBJECT: Facilities & Test Equipment
KEYWORDS: Rail Transit Vehicle Testing, Performance Testing, Structure Dynamics
ABSTRACT: The General Vehicle Test Plan provides a system for general vehicle testing and for documenting and utilizing data and information in the testing of urban rail transit cars. Test procedures are defined for nine categories: 1) Performance; 2) Power Consumption; 3) Power System Interaction; 4) Adhesion; 5) Ride Roughness; 6) Passenger Compartment Noise; 7) Community Noise; 8) Simulated Revenue Service; 9) Structure Dynamics. The procedures can be adapted to any vehicle in the general class of urban rail vehicles. They are derived from testing on UMTA's Rail Transit Test Track in Pueblo, Colorado. In addition, these procedures can be modified for use on other urban rail tracks as required. Specifications are included for instrumentation required to implement the tests. Data processing and analysis requirements are defined by specifying standard output formats for the parameters of interest.
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