THE AIR-CORE LINEAR SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR--AN ASSESSMENT OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENT

The development of the air-core linear synchronous motor (LSM) is examined primarily on the basis of work done in the United States and Canada during the past five years. The outstanding performance features of these motors are demonstrated in terms of a simple theory, numerous design examples, and discussions of practical aspects. Comparisons to iron-core LSMs and linear induction motors are made. Also, the possibility of using air-core LSMs as an alternative to conventional railroad electrification techniques is pointed out.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research sponsored by the FRA, Office of Research and Development.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitre Corporation

    Westgate Research Park
    McLean, VA  USA  22101
  • Authors:
    • Skalski, C A
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 144 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147578
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D-76-260 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-54090
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM