Magnetic Suspension and Guidance for High-Speed Trains by Means of Superconducting Magnets and Eddy Currents

  • C. A. Guderjahn
  • S. L. Wipf
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 15)


Passenger trains are limited to speeds below 150 mph by the requirement of a smooth track, since higher speeds promote rapid degradation of the rails. While improvements can be made, it is useful to consider alternate systems such as ground-effect machines, air-suspension vehicles, and the magnetic-suspension system considered here.


Drag Force Eddy Current Levitation Force Superconducting Magnet Composite Sheet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Guderjahn
    • 1
  • S. L. Wipf
    • 1
  1. 1.Atomics International Division of North American Rockwell CorporationCanoga ParkUSA

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