Two nonsuperconducting and four superconducting magnetic levitation systems are studied to determine the technical feasibility of levitating a 100,000-lb vehicle. Each of these systems is found to be technically feasible but each has widely varying characteristics that makes a definitive choice between them impossible without additional information. The system using superconducting magnets on the vehicle and a conducting sheet guideway appears to be the best choice based on the information available, and the characteristics of this system are studied in detail. The cryogenic requirements and the design of a completely stabilized superconducting magnet are emphasized and are found to be technically feasible and quite reasonable.

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    Applied Superconductivity Conference, Int (5th)

  • Authors:
    • COFFEY, H T
    • Chilton, F
    • Hoppie, L O
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  • Accession Number: 00056796
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM