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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- 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.
Ford Motor CompanyScientific Research Staff, American Road
Dearborn, MI United States 48121
Washington, DC United States 20590
- BORCHERTS, R H
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Guideways; High speed ground transportation; Intelligent transportation systems; Magnetic levitation; Suspension systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Guideway systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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