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Title: Study of Japanese electrodynamic-suspension maglev systems

Study of Japanese electrodynamic-suspension maglev systems This report presents the results of a study of the Japanese MLU magnetic-levitation (maglev) system. The development of the MLU system is reviewed, and the dynamic circuit model then is introduced and applied to the figure-eight-shaped null-flux coil suspension system. Three different types of figure-eight-shaped null-flux suspension systems are discussed in detail: (1) the figure-eight-shaped null-flux coil suspension system without cross-connection; (2) the combined suspension and guidance system; and (3) the combined propulsion, levitation, and guidance system. The electrodynamic-suspension maglev systems developed in Japan seem to be very promising and could result in a commercial application in the near future.
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OSTI Identifier:10150166
Report Number(s):ANL/ESD--20
ON: DE94011486; TRN: AHC29411%%67
DOE Contract Number:W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Apr 1994
Research Org:Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Systems Div.
Sponsoring Org:Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States);Department of Transportation, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; JAPAN; LEVITATED TRAINS; EVALUATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MAGNET COILS; LEVITATION; PROPULSION SYSTEMS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; EDDY CURRENTS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; TESTING; POWER SUPPLIES; TEST FACILITIES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION 330300; 320202; ELECTRIC-POWERED SYSTEMS; RAILWAY