EQUILIBRIUM DYNAMICS AND STABILITY OF NULL-FLUX, BRAKE-FLUX, AND DOUBLE-TRACK, NORMAL-FLUX ELECTRODYNAMIC LEVITATION SYSTEMS

Three electrodynamic levitation schemes frequently suggested as alternatives to the normal-flux, single-track schemes are theoretically examined. The analysis concentrates on the null-flux design. Comments regarding the brake-flux and double-track, normal-flux schemes are made by analogy only. The zero-torque equilibrium of a system under the influence of an external driving force is considered. The often-used zero-pitch assumption is refuted. Lift, drag, and the lift-to-drag ratio as a function of the dynamic equilibrium suspension positions are calculated. The equilibrium equations of motion are expanded to include small perturbations and the results are used to analyze the stability of the equilibrium suspension positions with regard to external distributions. The analysis shows that substantial heave mode suppression is possible with the alternative systems. A comparison is made with the normal-flux, single-track model characteristics.

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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Hogan, J R
    • Fink, H J
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1354
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  • Accession Number: 00316235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MAG-15 No. 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM