PERFORMANCE OF MAGNETIC SUSPENSIONS FOR HIGH-SPEED VEHICLES OPERATING OVER FLEXIBLE GUIDEWAYS

This paper examines the performance of attraction (ferromagnetic) and repulsion (superconducting) MAG-LEV Suspensions suitable for use on high-speed ground vehicles. The effects of guideway roughness, guideway flexibility and of force nonlinearities are examined. It is concluded that for the particular cases examined here, MAG-LEV suspension systems for 300-mph vehicles which provide reliable tracking while meeting ride quality criteria can be designed. It is also apparent that a considerable effort is required to achieve MAG-LEV system optimization and refinement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Katz, R M
    • Nene, V D
    • RAVERA, R J
    • Skalski, C A
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-89 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM