, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 1809-1813
Date: 21 Jan 2011

Influence of AC External Magnetic Field on the Levitation Force Relaxation of HTS Bulk Above NdFeB Guideway

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Abstract

In the present High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) maglev vehicle system, the air gaps between the adjacent permanent magnets make the magnetic fields above the NdFeB guideway non-uniform. So one is required to study the characteristics of levitation force of the HTS bulk influenced by non-uniform fields. In this paper, we have studied the characteristics of the levitation force relaxation by an experiment in which the AC external magnetic field generated by an electromagnet is used to simulate the time-varying external magnetic field caused by the inhomogeneity of the NdFeB guideway. From the experiment results, it is found that the levitation force is attenuated with the application of the AC external magnetic field, and the decay is increased with the amplitude of the AC magnetic field, but the decay is almost independent of the frequency of the AC magnetic field.