Dynamic Characteristics of Magnetically-Levitated Vehicle Systems

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Y. Cai, S. S. Chen

Energy Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave-Bldg 335, Argonne IL 60439

Appl. Mech. Rev 50(11), 647-670 (Nov 01, 1997) (24 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3101676 History: Online April 20, 2009


The dynamic response of magnetically-levitated (maglev) ground transportation systems has important consequences for safety and ride quality, guideway design, and system costs. This article, which reviews various aspects of the dynamic characteristics, experiments and analysis, and design guidelines for maglev systems, discusses electrodynamic system (EDS) maglev vehicle stability, motion-dependent magnetic force components, guideway characteristics, vehicle/guideway interaction, ride quality, suspension control laws, aerodynamic loads and other excitations, and research needs. This review article includes 157 references.

Copyright © 1997 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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