LINEAR SYNCHRONOUS MOTORS FOR HIGH-SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION

MODERN INTERCITY GROUND TRANSPORTATION REQUIRES SUCH HIGH SPEEDS THAT NOVEL MEANS OF SUSPENSION AND PROPULSION MUST BE DEVELOPED. PROJECTED DENSITIES OF TRAFFIC MAY EVEN RENDER ECONOMICAL THE TRANSFER OF ENERGY FROM THE WAYSIDE, BY UTILIZING THE MECHANISM OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION. VARIOUS REALIZATIONS OF LINEAR SYNCHRONOUS MOTORS ARE CONSIDERED; THEIR RELATIVE MERITS, WHEN COMPARED WITH LINEAR INDUCTION MOTORS, ARE ASSESSED, AND THE CONSTRAINTS WHICH THEIR PECULIAR OPERATIONAL AND STABILITY CHARACTERISTICS IMPOSE ON THE DESIGNER ARE HIGHLIGHTED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE STRUCTURAL COMPLEXITY OF THE LINEAR SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR WARRANTS AN EFFORT TO MAKE USE OF THE SAME ELECTROMAGNETS FOR PROPULSION, SUSPENSIONS, AND LATERAL GUIDANCE. ALTHOUGH SOPHISTICATED CONTROL SYSTEMS MAY BE NEEDED, NO BASIC OBSTACLE APPEARS TO STAND IN THE WAY TOWARD THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SUCH A GOAL.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

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  • Authors:
    • Levi, E
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 242-8
  • Serial:
    • Volume: mag9
    • Issue Number: n3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1974 12:00AM