Arcs in axial, free or constricted, gas flows are shown to be promising as a means of contactless power collection for high-speed ground transportation vehicles. Satisfactory current collection at speeds up to 250 km/h has been achieved with a 6-mm gap. Higher speeds or larger gaps, however, may require partial aerodynamic shielding or magnetic trapping of the arc column.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Physics

    One Physics Ellipse
    College Park, MD  United States  20740-3843
  • Authors:
    • Klapan, D
    • Hackam, R
    • Benson, F A
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1410
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM