Technical Reports

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF THE TRACKED MAGNETICALLY LEVITATED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM (TMLV) - REPULSION SCHEME; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • 14
  • Feb
  • 1975
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-30
REPORT NUMBER: FRA-OR&D-75-21C
SUBJECT: High-Speed Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: high speed rail
ABSTRACT: "This report is an Executive Summary of FRA report OR&D-75-2l which summarizes studies to establish the technology of repulsion magnetic suspension for ultimate use in a passenger carrying high speed ground transportation (HSGT) system - at speeds on the order of l34m/s (300 mph). A baseline revenue system is described in terms of vehicle/guideway configuration, system performance and cost. Levitation and guidance is provided by eight superconducting magnets. The magnetic fields interact with a pair of L-shaped aluminum guideway elements. Propulsion alternative are discussed but this is the area where much work remains to be done to provide adequate performance and cost data for a final selection.
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