How Maglev Trains Work ??

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Offline ama

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How Maglev Trains Work ??
« on: 15/01/2012 12:33:11 »
please i need a good explanation with photos if could

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Re: How Maglev Trains Work ??
« Reply #1 on: 16/01/2012 03:10:41 »
Here was a recent discussion about maglev trains.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=42385.0

Look up on Wikipedia: Linear Motor and Maglev.

Essentially, it is like an electric motor rolled out onto an infinite track, with alternating N/S poles.  By synchronizing the N/S poles in the train with those on the track, one can create magnetic levitation, as well as provide propulsion.  It would also be reasonably robust to keep the train from bouncing too high, or low, or bouncing clear off the track.

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Re: How Maglev Trains Work ??
« Reply #2 on: 21/01/2012 12:57:22 »
hi there :)
im making a maglev flight 2.0 right now.
btw, just google maglev or youtube maglev and there's plenty to be found.

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Re: How Maglev Trains Work ??
« Reply #3 on: 22/01/2012 00:44:36 »
my daughter's just been set the same homework but she knows how to use google ;/

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« Reply #4 on: 22/01/2012 11:12:13 »