• Fewer lifts - better performance the evolution of two systems : funitel -- unaffected by wind detachable DLS -- very high capacity 

        Author(s):Josserand, Pierre; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper studies restructuring of ski areas; the technical consequences, and compared profitability. Two passenger ropeways are involved: the double-loading, six passenger, detachable chair lift, and the Funitel ...
      • European standards and directives for ropeways assessment of conformity and certification 

        Author(s):Weiss, Hellmut; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        New technical standards and directives are elaborated in intensive long-term work for the requirements to be imposed on ropeways for passenger transport in Europe. The existing national technical regulations will be gradually ...
      • Trends in the world market for winter sports : What will the resorts of the 21st century look like? 

        Author(s):Guilpart, Eric; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper details history to date, present status and prediction for future ski area development. Emphasis on changing economic and ecological, considerations, and participant preferences. Conclusions are drawn to the ...
      • Improvement of windproof performance for tramway carriers by means of fairing device 

        Author(s):Sato, Hisao; Hosokawa, Naruyuki; Chishima, Michio; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper details the concept of testing program to establish the extent to which the installation of fairing improves the aerodynamic characteristics of an enclosed carrier in passenger ropeway operation. Conclusions ...
      • Detachable shuttle system for urban transport 

        Author(s):Sehnal, Walter; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper describes and details advantages of a rope-drawn, detachable shuttle system for urban transport. System operations are described. (CFD)
      • Measurement of the length of lay in stranded ropes 

        Author(s):Oplatka, Gabor; Schwitter, R.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper compares the traditional measuring of wire rope lay length with new process enabling continuous measurement on a traveling rope. Illustrative drawings. (CFD)
      • Economic significance of cableways illustrated by the example of Titlis Rotair in Engelberg, near to Lucerne, Switzerland 

        Author(s):Ruegger, Eugenio; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper studies economics of ropeway operations in alpine areas. The Engelberg Tourist Resort is used as an example. Ropeways are considered the backbone of alpine tourism. (CFD)
      • Ropeway people movers for ski resorts 

        Author(s):Jakes, Andrew S.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Las Vegas, Reno, Sun City, Foxwoods, Tunica, Broad Beach, and several other international mega-resorts have discovered that People Movers (Automated Guideway Transit) improve their image and subsequently attract new ...
      • CABLE Liner - the APM system of the future, The 

        Author(s):Klimmer, Alexander; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        This paper describes a new APM system, known as the CABLE Liner, and the test track installation in Wolfurt, Austria, where the CABLE Liner has now been running under test conditions for over a year. The CABLE Liner is ...
      • Workable tourists cablecar equation in emerging East 

        Author(s):Chakravarty, Shekhar; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.).
        Date:1999
        Congress paper studies economic feasibility of passenger ropeways to solve transport problems in emerging east, Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Facility costs, tariffs and incomes are compared with Europe and North ...
      • Micro piles as a favorable foundation alternative in ropeway-engineering 

        Author(s):Brandner, Andreas; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper details advantages of using micropiles in foundations for ropeway structure foundations. Environmental and cost-saving considerations are primary. Engineering calculations.
      • Collection, treatment & publication of professional statistics : Above all, a tool at the service of the operating companies themselves 

        Author(s):Pettex, Jean-Louis; Hasenauer, Josef; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper discusses economics of, particularly, Mann tarn transportation and tourist accommodation facilities. Proposal is to facilitate collection of operation costs and related economics for the mutual benefit of all. (CFD)
      • Economic aspects of investments in ski areas 

        Author(s):Feuz, Peter; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper evaluates economic aspects of investments in ski areas with particular emphasis upon the ropeway transport facilities involved. (CFD)
      • Integrated rescue on the "Anguille du Midi" Cableway --Chamonix 

        Author(s):Petit, France H.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper describes operation of the new, second section, passenger ropeway Aiquille du Midi at Chamonix, France. Emphasis is on the rescue system by Denis Creissels, a concept known as "integrated rescue." Descriptive ...
      • Dimensioning carrier-components of modern circulating monocable ropeways 

        Author(s):Zbil, H. U.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.).
        Date:1999
        A contribution concerning the verification of service strength of carrier components with regard to the operational loads occurring at stations entry. (CFD)
      • Lifts without a tensioning device 

        Author(s):Marocchi, Andrea; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        In Barcelona I spoke about the work I had been doing with the Polytechnic di Torino on the tensioning devices; afterwards, the theoretical work was developed and we made a series of tests with a device able to measure the ...
      • Slipping resistance of monocable aerial ropeway carrier grips 

        Author(s):Dubuisson, Jacques; Cantin, Michel; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        In France, and in particular since a fatal accident with a chairlift in 1980, no relative displacement of the fastening versus the cable is considered acceptable. The French Ministry of Transport has been conducting a ...
      • Development of the safety analysis system for Chinese home-made ropeway machine-electrical equipment, The 

        Author(s):Xiao, Wen; Guo, Duan-Wen; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper describes development of a Safety Analysis System using machine-electrical equipment for use in China. Inspection procedures are diagramed. Operational safety of passenger ropeways is currently a major concern ...
      • Calculation of the track width of ropeways 

        Author(s):Oplatka, Gabor; Volmer, M.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper defines problem, describes the modeling, discusses the theory and explains calculations to determine track width of ropeways. Particular coverage for spans of the Funitel in Montana. Formulae; illustrative ...
      • Cable cranes are still up to date 

        Author(s):Graziano, Giorgio; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999 : San Francisco, Calif.
        Date:1999
        Congress paper describes characteristics of a construction cableway as opposed to a ropeway. Cableways for dam construction are emphasized; design and operating characteristics are covered. Manufacturer, Poma Italia s.p.a. (CFD)