A technically feasible high speed (400-480 km/h) guided ground transportation system, based on the use of the vehicle-borne superconducting magnets for electrodynamic suspension and guidance and for linear synchronous motor propulsion, has been defined as a future modal option for Canadian application. Analysis and design proposals have been validated by large-scale tests on a rotating wheel facility and by modeling system components and their interactions. Propulsion and automatic system control is provided by the superconducting linear synchronous motor which operates at good efficiency (0.74) and high power factor (0.95). The vehicle is guided primarily by the interaction between the LSM field magnet array and flat null-flux loops overlying the stator windings in the guideway.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering Institute of Canada

    700 EIC Building, 2050 Mansfield Street
    Montreal 110, PQ  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Atherton, D L
    • Belanger, P R
    • Burke, P E
    • Dawson, G E
    • Eastham, A R
    • Hayes, W F
    • Ooi, B T
    • Silvester, P
    • Slemon, G R
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Accession Number: 00184655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM