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Title: Inductrack III configuration--a maglev system for high loads

Inductrack III configurations are suited for use in transporting heavy freight loads. Inductrack III addresses a problem associated with the cantilevered track of the Inductrack II configuration. The use of a cantilevered track could present mechanical design problems in attempting to achieve a strong enough track system such that it would be capable of supporting very heavy loads. In Inductrack III, the levitating portion of the track can be supported uniformly from below, as the levitating Halbach array used on the moving vehicle is a single-sided one, thus does not require the cantilevered track as employed in Inductrack II.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1174215
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LSO
Patent Number(s):
8,985,030
Application Number:
12/233,205
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008 Sep 18
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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