Projeto MagLev Cobra - Levitação supercondutora para transporte urbano

Translated title of the contribution: MagLev Cobra project: Superconducting levitation for public transportation

Wescley T.B. de Sousa, Richard M. Stephan, Felipe S. Costa, Elkin F. Rodriguez, Flávio G.R. Martins, Roberto A.H. de Oliveira, Rubens de Andrade

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This work presents the main properties of the MagLev Cobra Project, currently in development at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. One presents the basics on magnetic levitation technique, highlighting the advantages of the proposed method faced to wheel/rail systems and light rail vehicles. The history of the project is presented. Technical details, such as the line of permanent magnets, the cryostats with superconductors, the linear traction motor, are discussed. Finalizing, the sustainability of the project is highlighted, considering its economic, social and environmental impacts.

Translated title of the contributionMagLev Cobra project: Superconducting levitation for public transportation
Original languagePortuguese
Article numbere4308
JournalRevista Brasileira de Ensino de Fisica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2016

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  • Magnetic levitation
  • Superconductivity
  • Urban transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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