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.
- This article appeared in the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Eleventh Edition.
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- Levi, E
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: p. 23-104
- TRT Terms: Homopolar generators; Intelligent transportation systems; Linear induction motors; Linear motors; Magnetic levitation; Motors; Synchronous motors
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Claw-pole motors; Homopolar motors; Linear electric motor
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00188055
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM