"MAGNETIC WHEEL" IN THE SUSPENSION OF HIGH-SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES

The electromagnetic support and guidance system for magnetic levitation railways consists of electromagnets on the vehicle and an armature rail on the track. Experience gained in the operation of experimental vehicles built so far lead to the development of a modular support and guidance system which uses the "magnetic wheel" as a self-contained functional unit. This concept, which is characterized by modular mechanical and electrical structures together with decentralized control systems, has made possible high reliability by functional redundancy and an improvement of the dynamic characteristics of the vehicle track systems. The results show that such a system is economically feasible within the constraints of existing technology.

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  • Authors:
    • Gottzein, E
    • Meisinger, R
    • Miller, L
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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  • Accession Number: 00322044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM