Technical Reports

Parameter Optimization Studies of Magnetic Suspensions for High Speed Ground Transportation

  • 01
  • Apr
  • 1974
AUTHOR: Robert H. Borcherts, L. C. Davis, C. C. Wan, A. U. Mohdulla, John R. Reitz
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-30
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-74/42
SUBJECT: Maglev
KEYWORDS: magnetic levitation; high speed ground transportation; lift-to-drag ratio; non-linear magnetic behavior; finite-height guideways; slotted and ladder tracks
ABSTRACT: The present study is part of a program, sponsored by the Office of Research, Development and Demonstrations, Federal Railroad Administration, to investigate efficient, cost-effective methods of high speed ground transportation for intercity travel. Previous aspects of' the program have demonstrated the technical feasibility of tivO types of magnetic suspensions (the attracti ve- force, and the repulsive-force suspensions) for such applications, and have developed a baseline design for a TMLRV (tracked magnetically levitated research vehicle).

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