COMPARISON OF TWO HSGT MAGNETIC SUSPENSION SYSTEMS (ATTRACTION)

Two alternate attraction magnetic suspension systems are compared on a magnetic performance basis as well as on their lift-to-weight (L/W) capabilities. On an equal current basis, the lower reluctance, flat track configuration has higher lift force and better L/W than the U shaped track configuration with its larger leakage flux. With equal magnetization (unequal currents) and low guidance forces, the U shaped track has a higher L/W ratio, but both attraction systems suffer from low L/W when all elements of the suspension system are considered.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report supplements NTIS PB238773 "Parameter Optimization Studies of Magnetic Suspensions for High Speed Ground Transportation" (Ford Motor Co.) April, 1974. Prepared for DOT, Federal Railroad Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ford Motor Company

    Scientific Research Staff, American Road
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48121

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • BORCHERTS, R H
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D 75-75 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-10026
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM