Key Dynamic Parameters that Influence Ride Quality of Passenger Transportation Systems

Thomas Ehrl, Rory Smith, Stefan Kaczmarczyk


Ride quality of a Passenger Transportation System (PTS) is a measure of the comfort level experienced by passengers and is intimately associated with their subjective perception and sensitivity to motion and sound. This measure is affected by the noise and vibration of an operating system. On the other hand, ride quality is the measure of the PTS product quality. Ride quality of passenger transportation systems is critical for a PTS manufacturer to determine the subjective and objective quality of the system. This is especially important in high rise (high end) systems. The paper investigates the dynamic interactions that might occur between the PTS system components and their influence on ride quality.

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