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Superconducting magnet suspensions in high speed ground transport

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Abstract

A technical and economic definition of high speed ground transport systems using magnetic suspensions is given. The full range of common superconducting suspensions and of propulsions are covered with designs produced for speeds ranging from 100 m/s (225 miles/hr) to 250 m/s (560 mile/hr). Technical descriptions of the vehicles, their suspensions, propulsions and tracks are given in some detail and operating costs are presented for all the systems together with details of the breakdown of costs and the capital costs involved. The design assumptions, the costing procedure and a cost sensitivity study are presented. It is concluded that the systems are technically feasible; that they are suited to existing duorail track for low speed running and that, in these circumstances, they would be economically viable over many routes.
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Publication Date:
Aug 01, 1973
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
N-75-14653; CTS-5
Reference Number:
EDB-77-100651
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; LEVITATED TRAINS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; USES; CAPITAL; COST; DESIGN; ECONOMICS; MAINTENANCE; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTROMAGNETS; EQUIPMENT; MAGNETS; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; TRAINS; VEHICLES; 330300* - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Electric-Powered Systems; 420201 - Engineering- Cryogenic Equipment & Devices
OSTI ID:
7215848
Research Organizations:
Cranfield Inst. of Tech., Bedford (UK). Centre for Transport Studies
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Availability:
NTIS, PC A07/MF A01.
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 135
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Citation Formats

Alston, I A. Superconducting magnet suspensions in high speed ground transport. United Kingdom: N. p., 1973. Web.
Alston, I A. Superconducting magnet suspensions in high speed ground transport. United Kingdom.
Alston, I A. 1973. "Superconducting magnet suspensions in high speed ground transport." United Kingdom.
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title = {Superconducting magnet suspensions in high speed ground transport}
author = {Alston, I A}
abstractNote = {A technical and economic definition of high speed ground transport systems using magnetic suspensions is given. The full range of common superconducting suspensions and of propulsions are covered with designs produced for speeds ranging from 100 m/s (225 miles/hr) to 250 m/s (560 mile/hr). Technical descriptions of the vehicles, their suspensions, propulsions and tracks are given in some detail and operating costs are presented for all the systems together with details of the breakdown of costs and the capital costs involved. The design assumptions, the costing procedure and a cost sensitivity study are presented. It is concluded that the systems are technically feasible; that they are suited to existing duorail track for low speed running and that, in these circumstances, they would be economically viable over many routes.}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1973}
month = {Aug}
}