Experimental performance investigation of a novel magnetic levitation system

Ugur Hasirci, Zivan Zabar, Abdulkadir Balikci, Leo Birenbaum

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Abstract

This paper deals with the design, construction and especially the experimental test of a new magnetic levitation (maglev) train driven by an air-cored tubular linear induction motor. Proposed new design topology uses only one force-generating system (motor) to produce the three forces required in a maglev system: propulsion, levitation and guidance, whereas classical maglev trains use a separate motor or permanent magnet to produce each of these forces. Moreover, the system eliminates the need for control of the levitation and guidance forces. The paper presents a condensed design guideline, simply explains the implementation process of a laboratory-scale prototype, shows in detail the experimental test results including the low-damping problem, and then addresses the advantages of the proposed system over existing maglev systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 2012 16th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology, EML 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 16th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology, EML 2012 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 15 2012May 19 2012

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - 2012 16th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology, EML 2012

Other

Other2012 16th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology, EML 2012
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period5/15/125/19/12

Keywords

  • low-damping problem
  • magnetic levitation
  • propulsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Hasirci, U., Zabar, Z., Balikci, A., & Birenbaum, L. (2012). Experimental performance investigation of a novel magnetic levitation system. In Conference Proceedings - 2012 16th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology, EML 2012 [6325147] (Conference Proceedings - 2012 16th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology, EML 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/EML.2012.6325147