SUSPENDED CONCEPTS FOR HIGH-SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION

This article, for the benefit of the uninitiated, discusses in general terms the characteristics of the following transport systems: mechanical (wheel/rail), air cushion, magnetic levitation, aerodynamic, electrodynamic repulsion, with reference to high-speeds, drag/levitation force ratio, and energy consumption for both levitation and propulsion.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Alumni Association
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Barrows, T M
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 30-40
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM