Magnetic Levitation Train: Project Report

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Magnetic Levitation Train Final Report

By: Dusty Funk & Kyle Getsla

Project Advisor: Dr. Anakwa

Date: May 12, 2006

Bradley University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Abstract The objective of this project is to create a laboratory scale magnetic levitating train model using Inductrack technology developed by Dr. Richard Post from Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Previous work by Paul Friend is discussed as well as the physics associated with Inductrack. The levitation and propulsion systems built in lab is described. The conclusion includes the results and suggestions for future work on the maglev train.

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Table of Contents
Project Summary ...................................................................................................... 1 Basic Concepts.......................................................................................................... Halbach Array............................................................................................... Track............................................................................................................. Propulsion ………........................................................................................ 1 1 1 2

Inductrack Technology.............................................................................................. 3 Simulation...................................................................................................... 4 Block Diagram........................................................................................................... 6 Propulsion...................................................................................................... 6 Levitation....................................................................................................... 7 Previous Work........................................................................................................... 7 Levitation................................................................................................................... 8 Wheel Fabrication.......................................................................................... 8 Track Fabrication.......................................................................................... 10 Car Fabrication...............................................................................................11 Testing & Results...........................................................................................12 Suggested Improvements.............................................................................. 13 Propulsion.................................................................................................................. 14 Controller....................................................................................................... 14 Linear Synchronous Motor Fabrication......................................................... 14 Track Fabrication........................................................................................... 16 Car Fabrication …………............................................................................. 17 Testing ……………………...........................................................................17 Results………………….…........................................................................... 18 Suggested Improvements............................................................................... 18 Conclusion ................................................................................................................ 18 Equipment Division.................................................................................................. 19 Equipment List…….................................................................................................. 19 Patents........................................................................................................................ 20...
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