Prompted by the hope that a novel high-speed ground transportation mode might permit speeds up to 500 kph, worldwide research has more and more concentrated on contact-free track-guided levitation techniques, especially since technical advances have been made in control techniques and data processing. In the German Federal Republic, activities are mainly concentrated on magnetic levitation with groups separately working on electro-dynamic suspension and on electromagnetic suspension techniques. The principles have been shown applicable to railway-type operations. There are still a multitude of problems to be solved. Railways should continue to promote the wheel-on-rail technology, it was concluded.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Lehmann, H
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 629-637
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1981 12:00AM