Results of preliminary studies on superconducting magnet levitation in Japan are presented. The review presented gives a summary of the experimental studies performed to date by the Japanese National Railways. Additional experimental and theoretical work is being carried out simultaneoulsy in both industry and universities. Plans have now been formulated to perform a field test of a levitated superconducting magnet vehicle at the speed of 500 km/hr on a 7-km track in 1975. Studies for designing the test vehicle are presently under way and it is expected that this test will open the way to final development and design of the actual train which has to be completed by around 1977.

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  • Accession Number: 00098008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM