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Transrapid MagLev system

Abstract

The Transrapid MagLev System is a new world leader in advanced technology which opens up novel possibilities in tracked high-speed transport. At speeds of 400 kmph and beyond the Transrapid hovers above its guideway. It is driven by a linear motor. Electromagnets provide guidance and support. In 22 chapters a large number of highly qualified engineers offer a detailed and comprehensive description in this book of a radically new transport system, which uses a startling alternative of the wheel, the prime mover of mankind for many thousands of years. They introduce their subjects with a survey of the development and of the practical possibilities of this novel high-speed transport system, and go on to describe in detail the various types of guideway. The contributions about the high-speed switch and the demands of the geometry of the guideway are followed by a chapter on the guideway equipment. The contactless propulsion technology, the drive, and its power supply are dealt with in detail. The designers of the Transrapid MagLev railway also describe all the functions and installations serving the safety, supervision, and control of the running operation. A large space is devoted also to the description of the support- and guidance system  More>>
Authors:
Heinrich, K; [1]  Kretzschmar, R [2] 
  1. MVP Versuchs- und Planungsgesellschaft fuer Magnetbahnsysteme mbH, Muenchen (Germany)
  2. Transrapid International Gesellschaft fuer Magnetbahnsysteme, Muenchen (Germany); eds.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1989
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
DE-92-003040; EDB-92-049156
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; LEVITATED TRAINS; RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MONORAILS; PLANNING; POWER SUPPLIES; PROPULSION; STATORS; TEST FACILITIES; VELOCITY; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; RAILWAYS; TRAINS; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; VEHICLES; 320202* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Railway
OSTI ID:
5840110
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN: 3-7771-0209-1
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
Pages: (113 p)
Announcement Date:
May 13, 2001

Citation Formats

Heinrich, K, and Kretzschmar, R. Transrapid MagLev system. Germany: N. p., 1989. Web.
Heinrich, K, & Kretzschmar, R. Transrapid MagLev system. Germany.
Heinrich, K, and Kretzschmar, R. 1989. "Transrapid MagLev system." Germany.
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title = {Transrapid MagLev system}
author = {Heinrich, K, and Kretzschmar, R}
abstractNote = {The Transrapid MagLev System is a new world leader in advanced technology which opens up novel possibilities in tracked high-speed transport. At speeds of 400 kmph and beyond the Transrapid hovers above its guideway. It is driven by a linear motor. Electromagnets provide guidance and support. In 22 chapters a large number of highly qualified engineers offer a detailed and comprehensive description in this book of a radically new transport system, which uses a startling alternative of the wheel, the prime mover of mankind for many thousands of years. They introduce their subjects with a survey of the development and of the practical possibilities of this novel high-speed transport system, and go on to describe in detail the various types of guideway. The contributions about the high-speed switch and the demands of the geometry of the guideway are followed by a chapter on the guideway equipment. The contactless propulsion technology, the drive, and its power supply are dealt with in detail. The designers of the Transrapid MagLev railway also describe all the functions and installations serving the safety, supervision, and control of the running operation. A large space is devoted also to the description of the support- and guidance system and of the vehicle. Needless to say the complete description of this new transport system deals in great detail with the practical possibilities and with the trial operation on the Emsland Transrapid Test Facility. This unique publication concludes with a contribution on maglev developments abroad and with a chronology of the Transrapid MagLev System. (GL).}
place = {Germany}
year = {1989}
month = {Jan}
}