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The concept of the mechanically active guideway as a novel approach to maglevA maglev system that is suitable for operation in the United States will have to meet unique requirements which determine the major systems characteristics. Maglev configurations presently developed in Germany and Japan are based on conventional maglev concepts and as such do not meet all of the requirements. A novel maglev guideway concept is introduced as a solution. This concept, the mechanically active guideway, is articulated in three degrees of freedom and assumes system functions which normally reside in the maglev vehicle. The mechanically active guideway contains spatially distributed actuators which are energized under computer control at the time of vehicle passage to achieve bank angle adjustment and ride quality control. A typical realization of the concept is outlined.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Horwath, T. G.
(TG and C Associates, Inc. Falmouth, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Research Center, International Symposium on Magnetic Suspension Technology, Part 2
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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