Curving Performance Simulation of an EMS-type Maglev Vehicle

For electromagnetic suspension (EMS) type urban Maglev vehicles using a U-shaped electromagnet, the levitation and guidance forces are generated by only one electromagnet. Although the levitation force is actively controlled by changing the voltage of the electromagnet, the guidance force is passively determined by the levitation force. In addition, the curve negotiation performance of EMS-type urban Maglev vehicles using a U-shaped electromagnet must be considered, because an urban guideway may have some curves with shorter radii. It is, therefore, necessary to predict the curving performance with the greatest accuracy possible, in order to improve electromagnetic suspension and establish guideway design specifications. The objective is to establish a new dynamic modeling technique, so as to achieve more realistic curving simulation and thus to more accurately evaluate the curving performance of an EMS-type Maglev vehicle. The use of a full vehicle multibody dynamic model is proposed, and is applied to the evaluation of curving performance. Design changes are also investigated to obtain the bogie design directions for minimizing variation in the lateral air gap, which is a criterion for curving performance.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Taylor and Francis
  • Authors:
    • Yim, B H
    • Han, H S
    • Lee, J K
    • Kim, S S
  • Publication Date: 2009-10


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  • Accession Number: 01141948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 1 2009 1:30PM