maglev


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maglev:

see magnetic levitationmagnetic levitation
or maglev
, support and often propulsion of objects or vehicles by the use of magnets. The magnets used in magnetic levitation suspend an object free of contact with any surface, making it particularly appropriate for high-speed (275–300
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maglev

[′mag‚lev]
(electromagnetism)
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The Indian Government shall provide land for the 200 to 500 kilometre- long project while the company that will eventually bag the contract will be expected to design the Maglev train and build an elevated track for running the train; all this only after it successfully gives a demonstration of the Maglev systems over a distance of 10 to 15 km," the government proposal said.
These risk sources all can lead to the failures of maglev bogie.
By 2045 maglev trains are expected to cover the 410km between Tokyo and Osaka in one hour and seven minutes, cutting the journey time in half.
The ex-engineer in the Royal Air Force and Rolls Royce said he used to be a frequent flyer from Birmingham Airport and remembered riding on the Maglev.
Magnetic attraction: Andy Jones with his Maglev and (right) the machine in action.
It was the forefront of its technology and a high speed Maglev has just opened in Shanghai which I think is a direct development of what took place in the old days.
In May 2007, Iran formally started looking at maglev by hiring a German engineering firm, Schlegel, to do a feasibility study.
Maglev ran from the Airport's terminal to the nearby Birmingham International railway station between 1984 and 1995 - a distance of around 660 yards (600m).
A few weeks ago, Ultraspeed UK presented the case for Maglev to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee.
A maglev service of up to 311mph would cut journey times between Newcastle and Edinburgh to 35 minutes.
m Backers of the 311mph maglev are setting up a pounds 220,000 feasibility study, which could be completed by early May.