Technical Reports

General Vehicle Test Instrumentation Evaluation

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 1977
AUTHOR: Lowell V. Babb
SUBJECT: Facilities & Test Equipment
KEYWORDS: Transit Vehicle Testing, Dynamic Vehicle Performance, Measuring Devices, Test Equipment Testing
ABSTRACT: A General Vehicle Test System (GVTS) has been developed by the Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts to facilitate rail transit vehicle testing at the Transportation Test Center, Pueblo, Colorado. This system was designed to be responsive to requirements specified in the publication GENERAL - VEHICLE TEST PLAN (GVTP) for URBAN RAIL TRANSIT CARS, report number UMTA-MA-06-0025-75-14. This report presents the results of the evaluation tests performed on the GVTS instrumentation in May, 1975 under actual rail transit operating conditions. Parameters evaluated include vehicle current, voltage, acceleration/vibration, pressure, temperature, displacement, and strain. The GVTS as tested provides 37 of the 48 required Standard Outputs described in the GVTP. Additional equipment and/or development is required to provide full coverage of the required 48 outputs.
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