Linear propulsion, a novel type of electric drive, involves a motor split into two parts of which one is carried by the vehicle and the other lies along the track. The force of interaction is utilized directly as tractive effort without the need for intermediate transmission or gear. Linear induction motors and linear synchronous motors are described and design criteria are given. Low-speed and high-speed applications in ground transport are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article appeared in the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Eleventh Edition.
  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Levi, E
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 23-104

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM