Technical Reports

General Vehicle Test Instrumentation Manual

  • 01
  • Jul
  • 1977
AUTHOR: Lowell V. Babb
SUBJECT: Facilities & Test Equipment, Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Dynamic Vehicle Performance, Measuring Devices, Urban Rail Transit Cars
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 manual describes the GVTS instrumentation equipment and techniques to be used for vehicle tests. The GVTS includes measurement systems for vehicle voltage, current, acceleration/vibration, pressure, temperature, displacement, strain and test reference data.
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