HIGH-SPEED, VIBRATION-FREE TRANSIT POSSIBLE WITH MAGNETIC LEVITATION IN SUBWAY CARS

DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF A NEW RAPID TRANSIT VEHICLE CAPABLE OF SPEEDS OVER 300 MILES-PER-HOUR, WHICH IS BEING STUDIED AT STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE. THE VEHICLE USES SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS TO LIFT IT OFF ITS TRACK AND PROPEL IT TO VERY HIGH SPEEDS ECONOMICALLY, AND, BY USING LINEAR INDUCTION MOTORS, SILENTLY. TO REDUCE AIR RESISTANCE, THE VEHICLE WOULD RUN IN A TUNNEL IN WHICH THERE IS A PARTIAL VACUUM. PLANS ARE PROPOSED FOR OPERATING AN ACTUAL VEHICLE ON A FULL-SCALE TEST TRACK. /TRRL/

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    • VOL 28 NO 50 PP 1, 5
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00241061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1972 12:00AM