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Keywords: Vehicle/Guideway Interaction, Vehicle Dynamics, Maglev Control, Preview Control
Abstract: Computer simulation models are developed for predicting the dynamic performance of a magnetically levitated (maglev) vehicle with a superconducting (SC) electromagnetic suspension...
Investigation of Local Commutation as Applied to Linear Synchronous Motors for Use as a Maglev Propulsion System
Keywords: Distributed Control, Power Transfer, Railroad Technology
Abstract: The Locally Commutated Linear Synchronous Motor (LCLSM) concept was analyzed and demonstrated. Design and analysis of an 8.1 Megawatt propulsion motor for a 100 Mg Maglev vehicle...
Safety of High Speed Ground Transportation Systems: Safety of Advanced Braking Concepts for High Speed Ground Transportation Systems
Keywords: high-speed; rail; magnetic levitation; braking equipment; fault-tolerant; fail-safe; FMEA; safety; failure modes
Abstract: The objective of this study is to develop qualitative and quantitative information on the various braking strategies used in high-speed ground transportation systems in support of...
Safety of High Speed Magnetic Levitation Transportation Systems: Thermal Effects and Related Safety Issues of Typical Maglev Steel Guideways
Keywords: Thermal, Guideway, Magnetic levitation, Maglev, Deflection, Temperature, Transrapid
Abstract: This report presents a theoretical analysis predicting the temperature distribution, thermal deflections, and thermal stresses that may occur in typical steel Maglev guideways...
Study to Establish Ride Comfort Criteria for High Speed Magnetically Levitated Transportation Systems
Keywords: Magnetic levitation, Maglev, Vertical acceleration, Roll rates, Ride Quality
Abstract: The ride motions of a Maglev system were simulated by performing specific vertical and roll maneuvers in a small executive jet aircraft. After each maneuver the passenger subjects...