Vehicular suspension and propulsion using double sided linear induction machines

Tom Cox, Fred Eastham, Matt Dickinson

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Abstract

This paper presents a new method of combined electromagnetic levitation and propulsion using a double sided pair of linear induction machines and a simple conductive sheet secondary. If the supply phase angle of one primary is modified with respect to that of the other, a controllable lift force can be developed on the conductive secondary and its load at any velocity or when stationary. Further, a resolution force is developed tending to drive the secondary into the center of the air gap, meaning that the system is inherently self-stabilizing without complex position feedback or control. This effect is studied and predicted using finite element analysis and then measured and confirmed using an experimental rig.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007370
ISBN (Print)9781509007387
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2017
Event2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016 - Milwaukee, USA United States
Duration: 18 Sep 201622 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016
CountryUSA United States
CityMilwaukee
Period18/09/1622/09/16

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Keywords

  • Linear Motors
  • Magnetic Bearings
  • Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV)
  • Magnetic Suspension

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Cox, T., Eastham, F., & Dickinson, M. (2017). Vehicular suspension and propulsion using double sided linear induction machines. In ECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings [7855554] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2016.7855554