OUTLINE OF EXPERIMENTAL TRACK FACILITIES IN MIYAZAKI FOR LEVITATION LINEAR MOTOR CAR

Since 1962 JNR has been developing a superconducting magnetic levitation system. In 1971, test cars combining the superconducting levitated system with linear induction motors and linear synchronous motors were tested successfully. In the meantime, electric power distribution systems and guideway structures were also studied. It was then recognized that large-scale experiments were necessary and in 1975, an experimental track 7 kms long, designed for 500 km/h tests was built in Miyazaki, in the Kyu-shu. Tests at a speed of 113 km/h have been successfully run on a 1.7 km segment of the track. This article describes this experimental test track.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Takeda, H
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 7-9
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  • Accession Number: 00178955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japanese Railway Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM