Lift and restoring force characteristics evaluation of levitating X-Y transporter using HTS bulks

Y. Kudou, Hiroshi Ueda, A. Ishiyama

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Abstract

We have been developing an X-Y (two-dimensional) magnetic levitating transporter, which is composed of the HTS bulks and permanent magnets. To accomplish the design of a real levitation system, we have to investigate the influence of permanent magnet arrangement on levitating characteristics. In this study, we prepared several types of permanent magnets and evaluated how magnetic flux distribution influences the levitating characteristics through lift and restoring force measurements and numerical simulation. For the simulation, we developed a computer program based on the 3D hybrid finite and boundary element (FE-BE) methods, taking into account the anisotropic and nonlinear I - V characteristics of HTS bulks. The simulation results agreed well with experiments. Therefore, we designed and constructed a levitating transporter model, which can levitate a load of 200 kg with a gap of 16 mm, using the developed computer program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2230-2233
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Volume15
Issue number2 PART II
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • 3D hybrid finite-boundary element method
  • HTS bulk
  • Levitating X-Y transporter
  • Static characteristics

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Lift and restoring force characteristics evaluation of levitating X-Y transporter using HTS bulks. / Kudou, Y.; Ueda, Hiroshi; Ishiyama, A.

In: IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, Vol. 15, No. 2 PART II, 06.2005, p. 2230-2233.

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