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ERIC Number: EJ831229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Laboratory Scale Prototype of a Low-Speed Electrodynamic Levitation System Based on a Halbach Magnet Array
Iniguez, J.; Raposo, V.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n2 p367-379 Mar 2009
In this paper we analyse the behaviour of a small-scale model of a magnetic levitation system based on the Inductrack concept. Drag and lift forces acting on our prototype, moving above a continuous copper track, are studied analytically following a simple low-speed approach. The experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical calculations. 3D-numerical simulations are also used to highlight the significance of the edge effects and to extrapolate the results to higher speeds. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
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