PASSIVE SUSPENSION DESIGN FOR A MAGNETICALLY LEVITATED VEHICLE

This paper presents a passive suspension designed to stabilize a magnetically-levitated vehicle, using both vertical and lateral suspension elements. The two-mass system is broken up into six subsystems, one for each degree of freedom, assumed to be independent. The suspension design is seen to be an attempt to obtain satisfactory dynamics for several subsystems simultaneously. Steady-state constraints are shown to be in conflict with optimal dynamical behaviour. Response to disturbances due to guideway roughness and wind are considered, and it is shown that the suspension can attain, although marginally, satisfactory performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Belanger, P R
    • Guillemette, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Accession Number: 00176896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Series G
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM