Performance study on newly developed AC magnetic suspension system using magnetic resonance coupling

Arifur Rahman, Takeshi Mizuno, Yuji Ishino, Masaya Takasaki, Daisuke Yamaguchi

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A newly developed AC magnetic suspension system is designed and fabricated to investigate the performances. A new concept of design is revealed for operating the apparatus differentially where the floator is kept at a constant position despite changing the parameters of the upper stator electromagnets. An extensive finite element analysis is conducted to estimate the basic characteristics of the system. A permanent magnet is incorporated in this system to reduce the required supply energy to the stator electromagnets. Magnetic suspension with a maximum gap of 2.0 mm without any control with the upper electromagnet in cumulative coupling mode and with a gap of 3.0 mm with indirect damping in the differentially operated mode is achieved. The indirect damping is achieved by applying PD control to the stator. The individual force, current and phase for variable frequency and gap between primary and secondary electromagnet are measured to examine the basic characteristics and performances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-787
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic suspension
  • indirect damping
  • magnetic force
  • magnetic resonance coupling
  • self-stabilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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