THE CATAMARAN AS A MAGNETIC LEVITATION VEHICLE

DER KATAMARAN ALS MAGNETISCHES SCHWEBEFAHRZEUG

The article deals with the behaviour of a vehicle shaped like a catamaran in a magnetic levitation system with linear motors and a double guideway. The lateral stalilising force is 6.5 times higher with a catamaran than with a single-guideway vehicle. Acceleration on starting and deceleration on braking are modulated automatically according to the load. The effects of side loads are negligible. The author then explains the starting, braking and stopping of the vehicle and what occurs when the electricity supply is cut. He gives minima dimensions for a speed of 500 km/h and power consumption when the linear motors are fixed in the guideway and when they are fitted in the vehicle. In the latter case, the magnetic field supporting the vehicle produces a braking force which increases with speed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    VDE Verlag GmbH

    Bismarckstrasse 33
    1000 Berlin 12,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Hochhauster, P
  • Publication Date: 1974-7-26

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096628
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM