WIT Press


Light Rail Maglev With Superconductor Materials: System Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030651

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

378.08 kb

Author(s)

G. D'Ovidio, G. Lanzara, F. Crisi, A. Navarra & M. Villani

Abstract

Light rail Maglev with superconductor materials: system design G. ~ ' ~ v i d i o ' , G. ~anzara', F. crisi2, A. IVavarra2 & M. villani3 I Transportation Department, University of L'Aquila, Italy 2~ceince and Technology Park of Abruzzo, L'Aquila, Italy 3~epartment of Electrical Engineering, University of L'Aquila, Italy Abstract An innovative Light Rail Maglev (LRM) is studied and proposed in order to obtain simultaneously the levitation, propulsion and guidance of vehicle and realize environmentally options for public urban transportation. The system used is a short vehicle supported by magnetic forces by using High Temperature Superconductor (HTSC) materials. The primary with HTSC wires are installed on the vehicle while the HTSC passive secondary stripes are distributed on bottom and lateral sides of guideway. The main characteristics of the proposed system are presented and discussed. 1 Maglev system in the contest of urban transport It is well known that the Light Rail transportation sys

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