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How maglev train work

Asked by thyagaraj, 10 Aug '08 02:39 pm
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All operational implementations of maglev technology have had minimal overlap with wheeled train technology and have not been compatible with conventional rail tracks. Because they cannot share existing infrastructure, maglevs must be designed as complete transportation systems. The term "maglev" refers not only to the vehicles, but to the railway system as well, specifically designed for magnetic levitation and propulsion.
There are two primary types of maglev technology:
electromagnetic suspension (EMS) uses the attractive magnetic force of a magnet beneath a rail to lift the train up.
electrodynamic suspension (EDS) uses a repulsive force between two magnetic fields to push the train away from the rail.
Another experimental technology, which was designed, proven mathematically, peer reviewed, and patented, but is yet to be built, is the magnetodynamic suspension (MDS), which uses the attractive magnetic force of a permanent magnet array near a steel track to lift t ...more
Answered by vipul, 10 Aug '08 07:57 pm

 
  
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