SOME APPLICATIONS OF CRYOGENICS TO HIGH SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION
The current status (December 1972) of worldwide research on high speed ground transportation techniques is reviewed. Particular attention is given to studies of magnetic levitation using superconducting magnets, including comparison with alternative magnetic techniques and with air suspension systems. Superconducting levitation appears to be a strong contender in the U.S. Department of Transportation hopes to select in the late 1970's the best of the possible levitation techniques for subsequent advanced development. Cryogenic engineering research needed in support of major development of a superconducting levitated system is identified.
- Previously announced as COM-73-50439 and COM-73-50494.
National Bureau of StandardsCryogenic Data Center
Boulder, CO USA
- Arp, V D
- Clark, A F
- Flynn, T M
- Publication Date: 1973-2
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Air cushion vehicles; Alternatives analysis; Costs; Cryogenics; Electromagnetic fields; Guideways; High speed ground transportation; Intelligent transportation systems; Linear induction motors; Magnetic levitation; Rapid transit; Reviews; Superconducting magnets; Suspension systems; Tracked air cushion vehicles
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Finance; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00091082
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NBS-TN-635 Tech. Note
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1981 12:00AM