CHARACTERISTICS OF SUPERCONDUCTIVE MAGNETIC SUSPENSION AND PROPULSION FOR HIGH-SPEED TRAINS

Theoretical analyses are carried out on a magnetic suspension and a linear synchronous motor, both utilizing superconducting magnets. The derived theory is applied to the studies of the high-speed train models. In the suspension system investigated here, the roadbed is equipped with normal conducting coils. The magnetic lift force is found to be pulsating, and a design criterion for eliminating the pulsation components in the lift force is derived. An improved suspension system is proposed, which consists of a "ladder-type conductor" in the roadbed. This new system is investigated theoretically. An end effect of the suspension system is also studied. In the linear synchronous motor, the methods of minimizing reaction forces are derived. The combined magnetic suspension and propulsion system is analyzed. It is found that the influence of the track loops for the suspension on the linear synchronous motor is not very significant.

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  • Serial:
    • Volume: 61
    • Issue Number: 5

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  • Accession Number: 00047000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1974 12:00AM