SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETIC LEVITATION AND LINEAR SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR PROPULSION FOR HIGH SPEED GUIDED GROUND TRANSPORTATION

This report describes the results of Phase II of the Canadian Maglev program, involving an investigation of the use of superconducting magnets for electrodynamic levitation and guidance and for linear synchronous motor (LSM) propulsion of high speed guided ground transportation. The technical and operating characteristics of a Maglev system with vehicles cruising at 480 km/hr (300 mph) have been investigated. Reference designs for the levitation, guidance and propulsion system and for the guideway have been compiled, and a first estimate of Maglev vehicles characteristics, including a weight analysis, aerodynamic effects, noise and energy efficiency, has been made.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A Phase-II Contract Report prepared by the Canadian Maglev Group, CIGGT, for the Canadian Transportation Development Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Eastham, A R
    • Atherton, D L
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 317 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT Rept. N.75-5 Prog. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM