COMPARISON OF LADDER AND SHEET GUIDEWAYS FOR ELECTRODYNAMIC LEVITATION OF HIGH SPEED VEHICLES

The basic properties of flat sheet and flat ladder levitation systems are compared and contrasted based on the assumption that identical quantities of material are used in their construction. It is shown that although ladder systems can produce slightly better lift-to-drag ratios, the overall performance of sheets is better, particularly where lateral destabilization must be minimized.

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    • Presented at the Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials/International Magnetics Conference (Intermag) in Pittsburgh, Pa., June 15-18, 1976.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Akinbiyi, T
    • Burke, P E
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 879-881
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V MAG-12 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM