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Title: High speed maglev design

Abstract

A propulsion and stabilization system for an inductive repulsion type magnetically levitated vehicle which is propelled and suspended by a system which includes dividing the superconducting magnets into two types: a strong field magnet which is located vertically below the vehicle for propulsion and guidance and a weak field superconducting magnet located at the ends of the vehicle for levitation and added guidance. Several proposed embodiments exist for the placement of the magnetic field shielding: locating the shielding on the vehicle, locating the shielding on the guideway, and locating the shielding on the guideway and adding shielding to the vertical undercarriage. In addition, the separation between the vehicle and the guideway can be controlled to reduce the exposure of the passenger cabin to magnetic fields. 4 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5364567
Patent Number(s):
5253591 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-952439
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 28 Sep 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; LEVITATED TRAINS; DESIGN; MAGNETIC SHIELDING; PROPULSION SYSTEMS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTROMAGNETS; EQUIPMENT; MAGNETS; SHIELDING; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; TRAINS; VEHICLES; 330300* - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Electric-Powered Systems; 320202 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Railway

Citation Formats

Rote, D M, He, Jianliang, and Coffey, H. High speed maglev design. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Rote, D M, He, Jianliang, & Coffey, H. High speed maglev design. United States.
Rote, D M, He, Jianliang, and Coffey, H. Tue . "High speed maglev design". United States.
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abstractNote = {A propulsion and stabilization system for an inductive repulsion type magnetically levitated vehicle which is propelled and suspended by a system which includes dividing the superconducting magnets into two types: a strong field magnet which is located vertically below the vehicle for propulsion and guidance and a weak field superconducting magnet located at the ends of the vehicle for levitation and added guidance. Several proposed embodiments exist for the placement of the magnetic field shielding: locating the shielding on the vehicle, locating the shielding on the guideway, and locating the shielding on the guideway and adding shielding to the vertical undercarriage. In addition, the separation between the vehicle and the guideway can be controlled to reduce the exposure of the passenger cabin to magnetic fields. 4 figures.},
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