About: Magnetic levitation is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 7666 publications have been published within this topic receiving 65355 citations. The topic is also known as: maglev & magnetic suspension.
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TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the design and analysis of a novel energy harvesting device that uses magnetic levitation to produce an oscillator with a tunable resonance and derived the governing equations for the mechanical and electrical domains to show the designed system reduces to the form of a Duffing oscillator under both static and dynamic loads.
TL;DR: In this article, the authors summarized Maglev train technologies from an electrical engineering point of view and assimilated the results of works over the past three decades carried out all over the world.
Abstract: This paper reviews and summarizes Maglev train technologies from an electrical engineering point of view and assimilates the results of works over the past three decades carried out all over the world. Many researches and developments concerning the Maglev train have been accomplished; however, they are not always easy to understand. The purpose of this paper is to make the Maglev train technologies clear at a glance. Included are general understandings, technologies, and worldwide practical projects. Further research needs are also addressed.
TL;DR: The first man-loading high temperature superconducting Maglev test vehicle in the world is reported in this paper, where the onboard superconductors are melt-textured YBaCuO bulks.
Abstract: The first man-loading high temperature superconducting Maglev test vehicle in the world is reported. This vehicle was first tested successfully on December 31, 2000 in the Applied Superconductivity Laboratory, Southwest Jiaotong University, China. Heretofore over 17,000 passengers took the vehicle, and it operates very well from beginning to now. The function of suspension is separated from one of propulsion. The high temperature superconducting Maglev provides inherent stable forces both in the levitation and in the guidance direction. The vehicle is 3.5 m long, 1.2 m wide, and 0.8 m high. When five people stand on vehicle and the total weight is 530 kg, the net levitation gap is more than 20 mm. The whole vehicle system includes three parts, vehicle body, guideway and controlling system. The high temperature superconducting Maglev equipment on board is the most important for the system. The onboard superconductors are melt-textured YBaCuO bulks. The superconductors are fixed on the bottom of liquid nitrogen vessels and cooled by liquid nitrogen. The guideway consists of two parallel permanent magnetic tracks, whose surface concentrating magnetic field is up to 1.2 T. The guideway is 15.5 m long.
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present the present status of high temperature superconductors (HTS) and of bulk superconducting magnet devices, their use in bearings, in flywheel energy storage systems (FESS) and linear transport magnetic levitation (Maglev) systems.
Abstract: This paper describes the present status of high temperature superconductors (HTS) and of bulk superconducting magnet devices, their use in bearings, in flywheel energy storage systems (FESS) and linear transport magnetic levitation (Maglev) systems. We report and review the concepts of multi-seeded REBCO bulk superconductor fabrication. The multi-grain bulks increase the averaged trapped magnetic flux density up to 40% compared to single-grain assembly in large-scale applications. HTS magnetic bearings with permanent magnet (PM) excitation were studied and scaled up to maximum forces of 10 kN axially and 4.5 kN radially. We examine the technology of the high-gradient magnetic bearing concept and verify it experimentally. A large HTS bearing is tested for stabilizing a 600 kg rotor of a 5 kWh/250 kW flywheel system. The flywheel rotor tests show the requirement for additional damping. Our compact flywheel system is compared with similar HTS–FESS projects. A small-scale compact YBCO bearing with in situ Stirling cryocooler is constructed and investigated for mobile applications. Next we show a successfully developed modular linear Maglev system for magnetic train operation. Each module levitates 0.25t at 10 mm distance during one-day operation without refilling LN2. More than 30 vacuum cryostats containing multi-seeded YBCO blocks are fabricated and are tested now in Germany, China and Brazil.
TL;DR: SupraTrans as discussed by the authors is an innovative transportation concept based on the principle of superconductive magnetic levitation, which uses the flux pinning in high temperature superconductors (HTS) to stabilize the lateral and vertical position of the vehicle on the magnetic track.
Abstract: SupraTrans is an innovative transportation concept based on the principle of superconductive magnetic levitation. The aim of the project is to create a fully working prototype, which proves its ability for passenger transport by explicit consideration of the compatibility between systems for propulsion, safety, positioning, power supply, transport logistics and the levitation system itself. The SupraTrans technology uses the flux pinning in high temperature superconductors (HTS) to stabilize the lateral and vertical position of the vehicle on the magnetic track. This self-stabilizing system is the main advantage of the superconductive levitation in comparison to all other levitation systems, which need electronic control and power to keep a constant distance between the train and the track.
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