magnetic levitation


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magnetic levitation

n.
The use of magnetic fields to suspend an object above another object without solid mechanical support. A well-known practical application is a high-speed train. Also called maglev.

magnet′ic levita′tion


n.
the suspension of an object above or below a second object by means of magnetic repulsion or attraction.
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Noun1.magnetic levitation - high-speed rail technologymagnetic levitation - 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
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It is the second but now the largest magnetic levitation line builder in the world after the Germans built the first Maglev train system in Shanghai.
Hyperloop is a futuristic form of autonomous travel that uses magnetic levitation to propel pod-shaped vehicles through a steel or concrete tube at speeds of up to 300m per second.
High-temperature superconducting magnetic levitation has the advantage over more conventional magnetic levitation technologies because it can realize stable levitation without any active control, say Wang and Wang.
The pod accelerated for 300 meters then lifted above the track using magnetic levitation before coming to a slow stop.
"All components of the system were successfully tested, including the highly efficient electric motor, advanced controls and power electronics, custom magnetic levitation and guidance, pod suspension and vacuum system," the company said.
Because of the instability and nonlinearity of the electromechanical dynamics of the magnetic levitation systems, the design of a stabilizing active control is a vital issue of safe and comfortable levitation of the steel plates [7-14].
The pod would glide above the tracks using magnetic levitation. Thanks to the lower air resistance in the sealed tube, it would be able to glide at "airline speeds" for long distances.
The main focus of this paper is the improvement of two position levitation performances of magnetic levitation system (MLS).
Magnetic levitation system is a class of typical nonlinear system, which is difficult to establish accurate mathematical model for the natural parameter of electromagnetic part dependent times [1,2].
To solve the problem, passive magnetic levitation vibration isolator is used as a substitute for air spring.
Once completed in around 2033 the railway line will be obsolete, as Eastern countries are already developing magnetic levitation trains.
The pods, which will be propelled and suspended by either MAGLEV (magnetic levitation) or by air bearing levitation, enabling travel at more than 700 miles per hour, due to the lack of atmosphere and air resistance.