Accession Number : ADA301433

Title :   Dynamic Stability Experiment of Maglev Systems,

Corporate Author : ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB IL

Personal Author(s) : Cai, Y. ; Rote, D. M. ; Mulcahy, T. M. ; Wang, Z. ; Chen, S. S.

PDF Url : ADA301433

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This report summarizes the research performed on maglev vehicle dynamic stability at Argonne National Laboratory during the past few years. It also documents magnetic-force data obtained from both measurements and calculations. Because dynamic instability is not acceptable for any commercial maglev system, it is important to consider this phenomenon in the development of all maglev systems. This report presents dynamic stability experiments on maglev systems and compares their numerical simulation with predictions calculated by a nonlinear dynamic computer code. Instabilities of an electrodynamic system (EDS)-type vehicle model were obtained from both experimental observations and computer simulations for a five-degree-of-freedom maglev vehicle moving on a guideway consisting of double L-shaped aluminum segments attached to a rotating wheel. The experimental and theoretical analyses developed in this study identify basic stability characteristics and future research needs of maglev systems. (AN)

Descriptors :   *STABILITY, *GROUND VEHICLES, *MAGNETIC FORCES, VELOCITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, DYNAMIC RESPONSE, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, DAMPING, MOTION, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, WHEELS, DRAG, LIFT, ELECTRODYNAMICS, MAGNET COILS, SAFETY VALVES.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE