Theoretical and practical considerations in the design of the suspension system for Birmingham MAGLEV

D. R.D. Taylor, R. M. Goodall, C. D.M. Oates

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Abstract

The concept of electromagnetic vehicle suspension is explained and the magnets for the British Rail 3 tonne experimental vehicle are described. The design steps and prototype magnet test results for the 8 tonne Birmingham vehicle are given followed by construction details of the production magnets. The heart of the system is the electronic control and the basic concepts are discussed together with the functions of the transducers required to control and stabilise the suspension. The transducers, and Power and Control electronics hardware are described together with the protection and fault monitoring systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaglev Transport: Now and for the Future
Subtitle of host publicationI Mech E conference publications
Publisherr Inst of Mechanical Engineers, London by Mechanical Engineering Publ Ltd
Pages185-192
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0852985444
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1984
Externally publishedYes

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    Taylor, D. R. D., Goodall, R. M., & Oates, C. D. M. (1984). Theoretical and practical considerations in the design of the suspension system for Birmingham MAGLEV. In Maglev Transport: Now and for the Future : I Mech E conference publications (pp. 185-192). r Inst of Mechanical Engineers, London by Mechanical Engineering Publ Ltd.