An outline is given of improvements in permanent magnetic suspension which have taken place in recent years. Improved charging and better magnetic construction with ferrite magnets has produced a lightweight magnet, which uses relatively little power and therefore is a competitor to the wheel for transport. Overhead suspension is suggested and the implications for both attraction and repulsion Suspension are discussed. Three main designs are the high overhead non-stop track, the low-level stopping track and the moving road, the permanent magnet aspects have been solved but the transport implications have not. Significant economies in oil energy and land are achieved, and there is further possible improvement by the use of depressurised tunnels for vehicles of this nature.

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    Builder House

    P.O. Box 135, 4 Catherine Street
    London WC2B 5JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kelcey, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 636-638
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: ALEXANDRINE PRESS
    • ISSN: 0263-7960

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00291002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM