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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Previously announced as COM-73-50439 and COM-73-50494.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Cryogenic Data Center
    Boulder, CO  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Arp, V D
    • Clark, A F
    • Flynn, T M
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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