Oscillation Characteristics of Levitation Force of YBCO Bulk Exposed to AC Magnetic Field above NdFeB Guideway

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In the present High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) maglev vehicle system, the nonuniformity of the magnetic field along the movement direction above the NdFeB guideway is inevitable due to the assembly error and inhomogeneity of the material property of the NdFeB magnet. In order to investigate the influence of the nonuniformity on the levitation performance of the HTS bulk, the experiment involved an electromagnet, which is supplying AC current to simulate the nonuniformity of the external magnetic field. The levitation force of the HTS bulk is measured when applying AC current on the electromagnet coils. The results indicate that the levitation force abruptly changes and oscillates after applying AC external magnetic field. The effect of the amplitude of the AC magnetic field on the levitation force is studied; the result shows that the oscillation amplitude of the levitation force increases with the amplitude of the AC external magnetic field and is independent of the Field Cooling Height (FCH) of the bulk.


HTS bulk AC magnetic field NdFeB guideway Maglev vehicle system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minxian Liu
    • 1
  • Yiyun Lu
    • 2
  • Guangtong Ma
    • 3
  • Suyu Wang
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologySouthwest University of Science and TechnologySichuanP.R. China
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering and AutomationLuoyang Institute of Science and TechnologyHenanP.R. China
  3. 3.Applied Superconductivity LaboratorySouthwest Jiaotong UniversitySichuanP.R. China

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