By Topic

Attractive levitation for high-speed ground transport with large guideway clearance and alternating-gradient stabilization

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Hull, J.R. ; Argonne Nat. Lab., IL, USA

The author describes an attractive levitation concept that results in large guideways clearance and low magnetic drag and requires no feedback for stability. Dynamic stability is achieved by establishing alternating gradients of force in which the spatial dependence of the attractive force between the superconducting coils on the vehicle and the iron rails in the guideway is altered by periodic changes in the rail configuration. For a vehicular velocity of 500 km/h, the appropriate lengths for each configuration are in the range of 5 to 40 m, and the guideway clearance is in the range of 50 to 100 mm, depending on the details of the rail and vehicle magnet design

Published in:

Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 5 )