Safety of High Speed Ground Transportation Systems: Safety of Advanced Braking Concepts for High Speed Ground Transportation Systems
Keywords: high-speed; rail; magnetic levitation; braking equipment; fault-tolerant; fail-safe; FMEA; safety; failure modes
Abstract: The objective of this study is to develop qualitative and quantitative information on the various braking strategies used in high-speed ground transportation systems in support of...
Keywords: Intercity Transportation, Automated Peoplemovers, Intermodal Connectivity
Abstract: The large investment required to build a new high speed ground transportation system in the U.S. requires that the station component of such a system receive considerably more...
Safety of High Speed Ground Transportation Systems: Analytical Methodology for Safety Validation of Computer Controlled Subsystems. Volume 1. State-Of-The-Art and Assessment of Safety Verification/Validation Methodologies
Keywords: verification; validation; software; hardware; methodlogy; safety; safety standards; high speed rail; magnetic levitation; high-speed guided ground transportation system
Abstract: This report describes the development of a methodology designed to assure that a sufficiently high level of safety is achieved and maintained in computer-based systems which...
Keywords: High Speed Switch, Electromagnetic Switch, Guideways
Abstract: High speed switches are required to maintain throughput capacity and schedule and route flexibility in a successful Maglev system. Ride quality constraints at full speed require...
Keywords: Rail Carrier Intermodal Equipment, Maglev/Rail Interface, Guideways
Abstract: The physical and operational characteristics of four existing and planned maglev systems were surveyed pertinent to the intermoda! interface for each system. The maglev systems...