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.
- A Phase-II Contract Report prepared by the Canadian Maglev Group, CIGGT, for the Canadian Transportation Development Administration.
Canadian Institute of Guided Ground TransportQueen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
- Eastham, A R
- Atherton, D L
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 317 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerodynamics; Intelligent transportation systems; Linear motors; Magnetic levitation; Propulsion; Superconductivity; Suspensions; Synchronous motors; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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