Magnetic Levitation: Maglev Technology and Applications by Hyung-Suk HanMagnetic Levitation: Maglev Technology and Applications by Hyung-Suk Han

Magnetic Levitation: Maglev Technology and Applications

byHyung-Suk Han, Dong-sung Kim

Hardcover | February 10, 2016

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of magnetic levitation (Maglev) technologies, from fundamental principles through to the state-of-the-art, and describes applications both realised and under development.

It includes a history of Maglev science and technology showing the various milestones in its advancement. The core concepts, operating principles and main challenges of Maglev applications attempted across various fields are introduced and discussed. The principle difficulties encountered when applying Maglev technology to different systems, namely air gap control and stabilization, are addressed in detail.   The book describes how major advancements in linear motor and magnet  technologies have enabled the development of the linear-motor-powered Maglev train, which has a high speed advantage over conventional wheeled trains and has the potential to reach speed levels achieved by aircraft.   However, many expect that Maglev technology to be a green technology that is applied not only in rail transportation, but also in diverse other fields; to ensure clean transfer in LCD manufacturing, in ropeless high speed elevators, small capacity rail transportation, space vehicle launchers, missile testers, energy storage, and so on. These potential applications and their unique challenges and proposed technological solutions are introduced and discussed in depth.

The book will provide readers from academia, research institutes and industry with insights on where and how to apply Maglev technology, and will serve as a guide to the realization of their Maglev applications.

Hyung-Suk Han  received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Ajou University in 1997. He is the head of Department of Magnetic Levitation and Linear Drive at Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials. He has worked  extensively in maglev which includes the urban maglev ECOBEE and experimental maglev vehicle SUMA for high spee...
Title:Magnetic Levitation: Maglev Technology and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:247 pagesPublished:February 10, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401775222

ISBN - 13:9789401775229

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.


2 Fundamentals.

2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Electromagnetics. 2.3 Electronics. 2.4 Mechanics. 2.5 Control and Measurement. 2.6 Linear Motors.


3Permanent Magnet.

3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Material. 3.3 Static Repulsive and Attractive Modes. 3.4 Halbach Array. 3.5 Dynamic Repulsion.


4 Superconducting Magnet.

4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Superconductivity. 4.3 Diamagnetism. 4.4 Flux Pinning. 4.5 Electrodynamic Levitation. 4.6 Passive Damping. 4.7 Active Damping Control. 4.8 Discussion.


5 Electromagnet.

5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Levitation. 5.3 Experimental Vehicle. 5.4 Magnet Design. 5.5 Suspension Control. 5.6 Guidance Control. 5.7 Vehicle/Guideway Interaction. 5.8 Emergency braking. 5.9 Route Switching.


6 Railway Applications.

6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Transrapid. 6.3 Linimo. 6.4 ECOBEE. 6.5 L0. 6.6 Chinese Urban maglev vehicles.


7 Applications.

7.1 Introduction. 7.2 Clean Conveyor. 7.3 Ropeless Elevator. 7.4 Amusement Rides. 7.5 Cargo Conveyor. 7.6 Passenger Transport. 7.7 Aerospace Systems.