THE FEASIBILITY OF MAGNETICALLY LEVITATING HIGH SPEED GROUND VEHICLES

To determine technical feasibility of magnetically levitated and guided highspeed ground transportation vehicles theoretical analyses of four suspension systems were conducted: permanent magnet, electromagnet-ferromagnetic guideway, superconducting magnet, conducting coil guideway, superconducting magnet, conducting sheet guideway. All four were found to be feasible with the last preferred. A magnet-guideway interaction theory was formulated for it based on a Fourier transform calculation of fields from rectangular magnets, assuming the guideway conducting sheets to be infinite. (Author)

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    Stanford Research Institute

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  • Authors:
    • COFFEY, H T
    • Chilton, F
    • Hoppie, L O
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

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  • Pagination: 230 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00039847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SRI-R-1080 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-10001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1973 12:00AM