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Vehicle/guideway dynamic interaction in maglev systems. (English) Zbl 0866.90053
Summary: The importance of vehicle/guideway dynamics in maglev systems is discussed. The particular interests associated with modeling vehicle/guideway interactions and explaining response characteristics of maglev systems for a multicar, multiload vehicle traversing on a single- or double-span flexible guideway are considered, with an emphasis on vehicle/guideway coupling effects, comparison of concentrated and distributed loads, and ride comfort. Coupled effects of vehicle/guideway interactions over a wide range of vehicle speeds with various vehicle and guideway parameters are investigated, and appropriate criteria for decoupling at critical vehicle speeds or crossing frequencies are identified.

90B06 Transportation, logistics and supply chain management
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