maglev


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mag·lev

or Mag·lev  (măg′lĕv)
n.
2. A high-speed train that operates by means of magnetic levitation.

maglev

(ˈmæɡˌlɛv)
n
(Railways) a type of high-speed train that runs on magnets supported by a magnetic field generated around the track
[C20: from mag(netic) lev(itation)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maglev - high-speed rail technologymaglev - high-speed rail technology; train is suspended on a magnetic cushion above a magnetized track and so travels free of friction
rail technology, railroading - the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
Translations
Magnetschwebebahn

maglev

n (Rail) → Magnet(schwebe)bahn f
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It is a superconducting maglev system that has the smallest cross-section and uses the smallest amount of permanent magnet materials.
The track has the smallest cross-section and also uses lesser magnets and materials than the tracks running conventional maglev trains around 400 kmph in China.
To test the train, China's leading rail transportation equipment maker, CRRC Corp Ltd, plans to build a maglev rail line no less than 5 km long.
The government proposed to undertake the Maglev project on a public private partnership ( PPP) mode.
evaluated experimentally static strength for bogie frame of an urban maglev train including performing fatigue analysis, cumulative damage, and fatigue test based on a developed fatigue load and as a final outcome, aimed at proposing a fatigue strength evaluation method for the bogie frame of urban maglev [1].
The seven-car maglev - short for "magnetic levitation" - reached a top speed of 603km/h on Tuesday during what officials described as a "comfortable" zip along a test track near Mount Fuji, reports The Guardian.
Ordinary trains can transport passengers at a speed of 150 to 200 kilometers per hour, while maglev trains have been built for speeds of over 500 kilometers," the Iranian researcher added.
The Chuo Shinkansen maglev train system uses magnetic levitation to propel vehicles with superconductive magnets cooled to a few degrees above absolute zero, or minus 273 C, at which electrical resistance is lost.
Professor Dong-Ho Cho of KAIST said the Olev system has advantages over maglev that make it more likely to be commercially successful.
The first use of a blended speed maglev in the country, it will run at a top speed of 105 kilometres per hour, cutting travel time from Mentougou to Pingguoyuan to a mere eight minutes.
About how much faster is a maglev train than a school bus?