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Magnetic suspension and guidance of high speed vehicles. Final report

Technical Report:

Abstract

Technical and economical assessments of magnetic suspensions for high speed vehicles and transport systems are reported. In these suspensions the suspending magnet takes the form of a powerful superconducting electromagnet that induces currents while it moves over conducting sheets or loops. A number of vehicle track designs are evaluated for operating cost effectiveness. It is shown that propulsion systems using power collected from the track are more expensive than those using power generated onboard the vehicle, and that the conducting sheet suspension is slightly more expensive than the null flux suspension.
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1972
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
N-74-18892/1; CTS-2
Reference Number:
EDB-77-100650
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; LEVITATED TRAINS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; USES; ECONOMICS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; PROPULSION; RAILWAYS; RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTROMAGNETS; EQUIPMENT; MAGNETS; SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES; TRAINS; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; VEHICLES; 330300* - Advanced Propulsion Systems- Electric-Powered Systems; 420201 - Engineering- Cryogenic Equipment & Devices
OSTI ID:
7215850
Research Organizations:
Cranfield Inst. of Tech., Bedford (UK). Centre for Transport Studies
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Availability:
NTIS, PC A04/MF A01.
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 53
Announcement Date:

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Alston, I A, Clark, J M, and Hayden, J T. Magnetic suspension and guidance of high speed vehicles. Final report. United Kingdom: N. p., 1972. Web.
Alston, I A, Clark, J M, & Hayden, J T. Magnetic suspension and guidance of high speed vehicles. Final report. United Kingdom.
Alston, I A, Clark, J M, and Hayden, J T. 1972. "Magnetic suspension and guidance of high speed vehicles. Final report." United Kingdom.
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title = {Magnetic suspension and guidance of high speed vehicles. Final report}
author = {Alston, I A, Clark, J M, and Hayden, J T}
abstractNote = {Technical and economical assessments of magnetic suspensions for high speed vehicles and transport systems are reported. In these suspensions the suspending magnet takes the form of a powerful superconducting electromagnet that induces currents while it moves over conducting sheets or loops. A number of vehicle track designs are evaluated for operating cost effectiveness. It is shown that propulsion systems using power collected from the track are more expensive than those using power generated onboard the vehicle, and that the conducting sheet suspension is slightly more expensive than the null flux suspension.}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1972}
month = {Dec}
}