DEVELOPMENT OF SUPERCONDUCTING LEVITATED TRAINS IN JAPAN

A research and development project is now being carried out in Japan on a superconducting levitated train powered by a linear synchronous motor (LSM). The experiments described concern the possibility of levitation with a lightweight superconducting magnet, the use of such a magnet for both levitation and LSM propulsion, the possibility of recovering evaporating helium, and the use of a null-flux system for guidance. A 7-km test track is to be constructed which will check the feasibility of superconducting levitated LSM propulsion up to 500 km/hr under conditions which are as close as possible to those encountered in operation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Kyotani, Y
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 372-376
  • Serial:
    • Cryogenics
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Butterworths and Company Publishers, Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128905
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM