Assessment of Guideway Systems for Maglev Applicationsby Hota V. S. GangaRao, West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, United States,
Penmatsa R. Raju, West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, United States,
Hemanth K. Thippeswamy, West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, United States,
Abstract: Recognizing the potential benefits of MAGLEV high speed mass transportation systems, three innovative guideway systems have been evaluated herein from the viewpoint of: (1) loads and performance limits; (2) in-service mass transit guideway system performance; and (3) comparison of dead loads, stresses and deflections of concrete, steel and concrete-steel guideways. The MAGLEV guideway designs are developed for 80' spans and their cross sectional details are presented.
Subject Headings: Guideways | Steel structures | Vehicle loads | Magnetic levitation trains | Dead loads | People movers | Service loads
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