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Maglev Jesse Russell

Maglev

Jesse Russell

Published January 6th 2012
ISBN : 9785510632682
Paperback
164 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation), is a system of transportation that uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel vehicles from magnets rather than using mechanical methods, such asMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation), is a system of transportation that uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel vehicles from magnets rather than using mechanical methods, such as friction-reliant wheels, axles and bearings. Maglev transport is a means of flying a vehicle or object along a guideway by using magnets to create both lift and thrust, only a few inches above the guideway surface. High-speed Maglev vehicles are lifted off their guideway and thus move more smoothly, quietly and require less maintenance than wheeled mass transit systems - regardless of speed. This non-reliance on friction also means that acceleration and deceleration can far surpass that of existing forms of transport. The power needed for levitation is not a particularly large percentage of the overall energy consumption- most of the power used is needed to overcome air resistance (drag), as with any other high-speed form of transport.