Dynamic Analysis of High-Speed MAGLEV Vehicle–Guideway System: An Approach in Block Diagram Environment

A magnetically levitated (MAGLEV) train is the future of rapid ground transport. They are much faster, energy efficient; require very less maintenance and pollution free. The present study outlines an approach for the modelling and simulation of MAGLEV vehicle–guideway in a block diagram environment and thereafter optimizes the suspension parameters for increased ride comfort. This has been accomplished with the help of SIMULINK which provides a graphical editor, customizable block libraries and solvers. The guideway has been modelled as a two-span continuous beam. The guideway surface roughness was defined by power spectral density function. The influence of vehicle speed and surface roughness on the vehicle–guideway response has been studied. Use of optimized suspension parameters indicated 60 % reduction in car-body vertical acceleration, whereas the guideway maximum deflection showed a fall of 25%.


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  • Accession Number: 01612025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2016 9:56AM