INDUCTRACK CONCEPT: A NEW APPROACH TO MAGNETIC LEVITATION

This report describes theoretical and experimental investigations of a new approach to the problem of the magnetic levitation of a moving object. By contrast with previously studied levitation approaches, the Indutrack concept represents a simpler, potentially less expensive and totally passive means of levitating a high speed train. It may also be applicable to other areas where simpler magnetic levitation systems are needed, for example, high-speed test sleds for crash testing applications, or low-friction conveyer systems for industrial use.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    7000 East Avenue
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550
  • Authors:
    • Post, R F
    • Ryutov, D
  • Publication Date: 1995-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCRL-ID-124115
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1997 12:00AM