Fundamental characteristics and 3D electromagnetic analysis for magnetic levitation transporter using YBCO superconductors

Hiroshi Ueda, Mami Iwamoto, Yuhya Kudo, Atsushi Ishiyama

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Abstract

A magnetic levitation device with two-dimensional movement, the so-called "levitating X-Y transporter," has been developed. In order to develop a working levitating X-Y transporter, it is necessary to clarify the levitation characteristics, such as the lift force, levitation height, and stability against mechanical disturbances. In this paper, we examine the lift and the restoring force experimentally and propose a new simulation program based on the three-dimensional hybrid finite and boundary element method to analyze the dynamic behavior of electromagnetic characteristics of YBCO bulk. Using the numerical simulation and experiments, we investigated a suitable arrangement of permanent magnets to enhance the levitation characteristics. We also designed a levitating transporter which can carry a load of 200 kg with a gap of 16 mm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-54
Number of pages11
JournalElectrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Volume159
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Magnetic levitation
Superconducting materials
Mechanical stability
Boundary element method
Permanent magnets
Finite element method
Computer simulation
Experiments

Keywords

  • High-temperature bulk superconductor
  • Hybrid finite and boundary element method
  • Levitation transporter

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Fundamental characteristics and 3D electromagnetic analysis for magnetic levitation transporter using YBCO superconductors. / Ueda, Hiroshi; Iwamoto, Mami; Kudo, Yuhya; Ishiyama, Atsushi.

In: Electrical Engineering in Japan (English translation of Denki Gakkai Ronbunshi), Vol. 159, No. 2, 30.04.2007, p. 44-54.

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