PRELIMINARY DESIGN STUDY OF A LINEAR INDUCTION MOTOR WITH AN ALUMINUM BONDED TO STEEL REACTION RAIL

High speed ground transportation vehicles that are propelled by linear induction motors (LIM) may prove to be attractive alternatives for high speed inter-city transit. One concept for such a vehicle system employs a steel I-beam to guide the vehicle. The steel I-beam, onto which has been bonded some material of high conductivity, serves as the reaction rail for the LIM. The purpose of the study was to determine if a steel I-beam acting as the LIM reaction rail could be used to guide and support the LIM as well as guide the vehicle. If such an arrangement would prove practical, a large cost saving might be realized in guideway construction for the Tracked Air Cushion Vehicle (TACV). (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Transportation Division
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1969-8-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-9-0025
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1972 12:00AM