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Computation and Analysis of Propellant and Levitation Forces of a Maglev System Using FEM Coupled to External Circuit Model

DOI: 10.4236/jemaa.2010.24034, PP. 270-275

Keywords: Maglev System, Propellant Force, Levitation Force, Numerical Computation, Finite Element Method

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This paper studies the propellant and levitation forces of a prototype maglev system where the propellant forces are provided by a linear motor system. For this purpose, the mathematical model and method using finite element method coupled to external circuit model is developed. The details of the propellant and levitation forces for a prototype maglev system under different operating conditions are investigated, and some directions are given for practical engineering applications.

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