A Magnetically Suspended Vehicle

D. Linder, R. M. Goodall

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This report consists of two papers which were presented to the Conference ″Advances in Magnetic Materials and their Applications″ . The first paper outlines the design and testing of an experimental 50 km/h, 2. 7 ton vehicle with DC attraction magnetic suspension. The suspension, propulsion and braking and power-supply systems are described and comments are made on the test track and dynamic test rigs used and on the suspension performances, energy use and noise levels of the vehicle. The second paper discusses the suspension and guidance control system in more detail and describes the filters and transducers used.

Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyTransport & Road Research Laboratory
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes


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