PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION STUDIES OF MAGNETIC SUSPENSIONS FOR HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION
The study investigates efficient, cost-effective methods of high speed ground transportation for intercity travel. Previous aspects of the program have demonstrated the technical feasibility of two types of magnetic suspensions (the attractive-force, and the repulsive-force suspensions) for such applications, and have developed a baseline design for a TMLRV (tracked magnetically levitated research vehicle). The attractive force suspension considers the development of a mathematical model which predicts the magnetic behavior of the magnet-rail system for high speed, and a parameter optimaization of the magnet. The repulsive-force suspension examines various track geometries to see if the amount of aluminum in the track could be reduced without loss of performance. Experimental studies have been carried out to support the analytical aspects of the program.
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- Related reports include NTIS PB 223237 "Preliminary Design Studies of Magnetic Suspensions for High Speed Ground Transportation" (Ford Motor Co.) and FRA-ORD&D-74-41 "An Evaluation of the Dynamics of a Magnetically Levitated Vehicle" (SRI).
Ford Motor Company23400 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI United States 48124
Washington, DC United States 20590
- BORCHERTS, R H
- Davis, L C
- Wan, C C
- Mohdulla, A U
- Reitz, J R
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 159 p.
- TRT Terms: Aluminum alloys; Automated vehicle control; Cost effectiveness; Dampers; Design; Evaluation; Ground transportation; Guidance systems (Aircraft); Guideways; Intelligent transportation systems; Intercity transportation; Magnetic levitation; Magnetic levitation vehicles; Mathematical models; Monorail transportation; Motors; Optimization; Oscillation; Rapid transit; Superconducting magnets; Suspension systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Guidance systems; Guided vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Guideway systems; Oscillation dampers; Rapid transit railways; Repulsion motors; Suspended rail systems
- Subject Areas: Design; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00090174
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-ORD&D-74-42 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-10026
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM