Vehicle/Guideway Dynamic Interaction in Maglev Systems

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Y. Cai, S. S. Chen, D. M. Rote, H. T. Coffey

Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass St., Argonne, IL 60439

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 118(3), 526-530 (Sep 01, 1996) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2801176 History: Received October 14, 1993; Online December 03, 2007


The importance of vehicle/guideway dynamics in maglev systems is discussed. The particular interests associated with modeling vehicle/guideway interactions and explaining response characteristics of maglev systems for a multicar, multiload vehicle traversing on a single- or double-span flexible guideway are considered, with an emphasis on vehicle/guideway coupling effects, comparison of concentrated and distributed loads, and ride comfort. Coupled effects of vehicle/guideway interactions over a wide range of vehicle speeds with various vehicle and guideway parameters are investigated, and appropriate criteria for decoupling at critical vehicle speeds or crossing frequencies are identified.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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