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Dynamic Simulation of the Maglev Vehicle/Guideway System


by Shibo Ren, (corresponding author), (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft Univ. of Technology, 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands E-mail: shibo.ren@gmail.com), Arie Romeijn, (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft Univ. of Technology, 2628 CN Delft, The Netherlands), and Kees Klap, (Ballast Nedam Engineering, 3439 LM Nieuwegein, The Netherlands)

Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 3, May/June 2010, pp. 269-278, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000071)

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Document type: Journal Paper
Abstract: A numerical model has been developed to investigate the dynamic characteristics of the Maglev system. Modeling of the guideway with the surface irregularity and modeling of the Maglev vehicle are described. Numerical simulations are performed in Simulink to solve the coupled problem. Based on this model a study focused on the dynamic characteristics of the guideway and the vehicle/guideway interaction has been made. The effects of various approaches to model the Maglev vehicle at different levels of accuracy are also investigated. The numerical results are compared with the corresponding values given by MSB-AG-Fahrweg. The conclusions derived by the research are presented in the end of this article.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Magnetic levitation trains
Numerical models
Simulation
Guideways
Vehicles

Author Keywords:
Maglev
Numerical simulation
Guideway design
Vehicle/guideway interaction
Dynamic factor