A Fourier transform technique is used to evaluate the forces on planar polygonal dc current coils moving parallel with a conducting sheet as applied to the magnetic levitation of high-speed ground vehicles. In addition to the lift and drag forces usually discussed, a side force may exist if the current coils are asymmetric with respect to the direction of vehicle motion. For some geometrically symmetric coils, the side force may be viewed as a transverse drag which exponentially damps small lateral motion. For some other coils, instability may occur due to a perturbation in the lateral direction. With proper design, a significantly large side force (comparable to drag) may be generated and controlled by mechanical or electrical means. This side force can be used for lateral control purposes.

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  • Authors:
    • Menendez, R C
    • LEE, S W
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  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 768-776
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 63
    • Issue Number: 5

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  • Accession Number: 00095671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM