Technical Reports

Conceptual Design and Analysis of the Tracked Magnetically Levitated Vehicle Technology Program (TMLV). Repulsion Scheme. Volume II - Appendices A-F

  • 01
  • Feb
  • 1975
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-30
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-75/21.II
KEYWORDS: maglev; TMLV; repulsion scheme
ABSTRACT: This report summarizes the studies of a program to establish the technology of magnetic suspension for ultimate use in a passenger-carrying high-speed ground transportation (HSGT) system - at speeds on the order of 134 m/s (300 mph). Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) is one of the advanced vehicle suspension concepts considered as alternatives to conventional transportation modes in the short-haul regime.--These advanced systems i:ave the potential of alleviating the heavy traffic congestion prediction for the highly populated regions of the U.S. in the 1985-1995 period. The national energy shortage has intensified the search for more energy-efficient and cost-effective transportation modes. ,This volume presents Some details of the mathematical analysis associated with the MAGLEV vehicle dynamics and control (i.e., ride quality) in Appendices A through D; the noise or acoustic characteristics associated with the baseline Hamilton Standard Q-fan air propulsion system (Appendix E); and the Raytheon final report for the linear synchronous motor (LSM) studies (Appendix F).

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