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Performance of Magnetic Suspensions for High Speed Vehicles Operating Over Flexible Guideways

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R. M. Katz, V. D. Nene, R. J. Ravera, C. A. Skalski

The MITRE Corp., Westgate Research Park, McLean, Va.

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 96(2), 204-212 (Jun 01, 1974) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3426792 History: Received March 08, 1974; Online July 13, 2010

Abstract

A real time simulation is used to analyze two idealized MAGLEV suspensions, one an attraction (ferromagnetic) system and the other a repulsion (cryogenic) system. Performance characteristics are presented. The effects of guideway roughness, guide-way flexibility, and of force nonlinearities are examined. On the basis of the cases investigated, it is concluded that MAGLEV suspension systems for 300 mph vehicles which provide reliable tracking while meeting ride quality criteria can be designed. It is also apparent that a considerable effort is required to achieve MAGLEV system optimization and refinement.

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