ANALYSIS OF LIFT AND DRAG FORCES IN ELECTROMAGNETIC LEVITATION SYSTEMS

Much attention is being paid at present to the attractive electromagnetic levitation system in many countries as one of the most promising and less noisy railway systems. Vehicles are suspended and guided by the attractive force exerted on the ground iron rail by the attractive magnet on the vehicle. One of the technical problems of this system is that that a magnetic drag force is produced and the attractive force is decreased when the vehicle is running at high speed. This paper analyzes the high-speed levitation characteristics of two kinds of rails, one U-shaped and the other flat, by the finite element method.

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    Scripta Publishing Corporation

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  • Authors:
    • Jizo, Y
    • YAMADA, T
    • IWAMOTO, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 94-100
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  • Accession Number: 00182795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM