This report describes the experimental facilities and test equipment used to obtain the data for an assessment of the single-sided linear induction motor (SLIM) as an integrated suspension/propulsion system (ISPS), using either a squirrel-cage rail with laminated steel or a solid steel- only reaction rail. The performance of the SLIM over a wide range of operating conditions in the plugging, motoring and regenerative braking modes was determined at CIGGT. The assessment transportation was conducted by the MITRE Corporation. The tests were conducted by mounting the reaction rails on the rim of a 7.6 m diameter, 0-101 km/h wheel and by mounting the 6-pole SLIM primary in a stationary six-component force balance and adjustment system. Design details of the SLIM primary and reaction rail are given. The SLIM was excited by a 200 kVA VVVF PWM inverter. SLIM performance was determined by means of a 64-channel data acquisition system, allowing definition of the three-phase voltages, currents and powers, frequency, speed, gap, offset, forces and moments, and the flux distribution in the machine, for each condition.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 

    Mitre Corporation

    1820 Dolley Madison Boulevard
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Authors:
    • Eastham, A R
    • Atherton, D L
    • Dawson, G E
    • Schwalm, C L
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT 80-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM