Sabtu, 13 November 2010

Maglev : Magnetic Levitation

Few questions if anyone can answer. Must the track only be built to withstand the pressure generated from the repelling magnetic field on either side of the train, and no need for strength to support it (it is levitated), if this is so, and it was going on a very thin bridge and a power failure occured, it would fall to the tracks...disaster ensues?
the answer is no, while the magnets levitate the train up, the weight if the train will push (or pull technically) the magnets down to the earth.
Riding Japan's Superconducting Maglev "Linear Motor Car" Train at 502 kilometers/hour on a beautiful day at JR Railway Technical Research Institute's Yamanashi Maglev Test Line. This was shot with a JVC Everio GZ-MC500 3CCD hard disk drive camcorder. The length is 6 minutes and 11 seconds. Courtesy of Harvard Club of Japan and Central Japan Railway Company
JR-Maglev is a magnetic levitation train system developed by the Central Japan Railway Company and Railway Technical Research Institute (association of Japan Railways Group). JR-Maglev MLX01 is one of the latest designs of a series of Maglev trains in development in Japan since the 1960s. On December 2, 2003, a three-car train set attained a maximum speed of 581 km/h (361 mph) (world speed record for railed vehicles) in a manned vehicle run.
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