LEVITATION, DRAG AND TRANSVERSE FORCES IN FINITE WIDTH SHEET GUIDEWAYS FOR REPULSIVE MAGNETIC LEVITATION

In the repulsive magnetic levitation of high-speed ground transport, the economic constraint placed on the reaction guideways to the superconducting magnets is that desirably they should be strip conductors of finite width. Theoretical studies, based on an experimentally verifiable formulation, show that the width of flat strip guideways should be wider than the flat rectangular super-conducting magnet by about twice the suspension height so as not to suffer loss in lift force and deterioration in the lift-to-drag ratio. Unfortunately, lateral guidance must be provided against a large destabilizing force.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  USA  27706
  • Authors:
    • Ooi, B
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00096555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM