The Awesome Levitating Train A short film that shows our levitating train. This model maglev train uses superconductors and magnets to float above the track. The film also features an animation segment explaining the physics that makes it work. ------ Film and Music by James Hedberg Produced by the WOW Lab, McGill University
Part 1: Maglev toy: diamagnetic pyrolytic carbon lifts magnets A supermagnet cube floats between graphite disks. The cube is lifted by the ceramic magnet a few cm above it, while the two carbon disks repel the cube, keeping it stable. This is the small physics toy sold by Dr. Martin Simon a few years ago (no longer avail.) A larger version is sold on Educational Innovations: Or buy $5 pyrolytic graphite wafers from Scitoys and supermagnets from and Note: Trolls & spammers blocked immediately. Zero tolerance.
Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) on a Magnetic Track From the Low Temperature Lab: A flux-pinning enhanced superconducting puck levitates above and is pinned to a magnetic figure-8 track. This demonstrates the quantum physical effect of superconductivity and the Meissner Effect as well as magnetic flux pinning. The puck is accelerated using the motors from a toy car track set. See more at our website: www.ithaca.edu
Maglev Wind Turbine Demo CGI for proposed 2GW Magnetic Leviatated wind Turbine. *Efficient Frictionless Power Generation with less maintenance, compared to HAWT. No oil change or replacement of the bearings, gears. Since, MAGLEV does NOT require such. ** Current bearing technology has forced wind turbine designers into horizontal spindle three bladed wind turbines. In this design the huge blades are connected to a spindle in the center. The bearings that support the spindle and control the pitch of the blades (which can be hundreds of feet long) see huge pitch-moment loading, some of which is manifest as torque energy that is focused through the center spindle. The target speed for the spindle is 18 or 20 rpm and the bearings holding the spindle are mounted in a huge casting which also contains a large gearbox stepping the speed up to 1800 to 2000 RPMs which allows for the proper surface speed relationship between the coils and magnets. It is necessary to invert or condition the current, which is expensive. This gearbox is full of many large bearings, gears and castings; for a 2 MW turbine the gearbox can easily weigh 30 tons. This gearbox needs to be mounted on the top of a pole more than 150 feet in the air and be able to support the turbine blades under full-force wind conditions. ***MAGLEV Power Generation, the pitch moment ratio is closer to 1-to-1 then the 100-to-1 as with a horizontal spindle design.
Transrapid Test Facility Emsland - TVE (German Maglev Train) Transrapid Test Facility Emsland - TVE(German Maglev Train)
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Birmingham (UK) Airport Maglev Train 1984 - 1995 RIP Opening on 16th August 1984 the Birmingham (UK) airport Maglev people-mover was a global innovation by being the first public transport installation (in the present era) to use magnetic levitation. Linking Birmingham International Railway Station with Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) it used two 'cabin' sized vehicles which featured electromagnets at each corner (to provide the lift) and linear induction motors (for propulsion). The trains "flew" at an altitude of 0.6" (15mm), carried up to 40 passengers (plus luggage) and with a maximum speed of 26mph (42km/h) the approximately 2000' (620 metre) journey lasted for about 90 seconds. Maglev technology uses powerful electro-magnets so that the transports float along the track on a cushion of air. This reduces friction, gives a very smooth quality of ride and makes such vehicles relatively quiet. Magnetics are also used for propulsion and braking. The advantage of this technology over conventional steel wheel technologies is that there are massive savings in maintenance and there is the possibility of full 24-hour service - conventional railway tracks must have every stretch inspected every 72 hours (or even more frequently) and as this involves railway staff walking along the tracks it requires the lines to be closed to moving trains. This is usually done at night - and partly explains why conventional railways cannot offer 24 hours / all-night services. Maglev does not have this ...
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MAGLEV (Electromagnetic) suspension (Magnetic Levitation) This is a 25kg 1Degree Of Freedom MAGLEV suspension experimental rig that is designed and constructed for the optimised sensor configurations for control and sensor fault tolerance PhD project. The design consists of the MATLAB XPC target where the controllers are loaded and the control signals go through the NI DAQ card NE6070E to the Power amplifier. There is a power supply for the electromagnets and auxiliary power for the electronic circuits. The control of the air gap is done by controlling the flux density through the exitation current fed to the coils from the power amplifier (PWM 20kHz). From the current set up a classical control strategy via inner loop is implemented and tuned via genetic algorithms using the air gap and flux density measurements. Location: Control Systems Group, Loughborough University, UK.
Taking a Ride on the Maglev Train in Shanghai (2/2) Taking a ride on the fastest commercial train in the world. This is the Maglev train in Shanghai. It reaches a whopping 431km/h (267.8m/h)! A little more from Wikipedia: "It is notable for being the first commercial high-speed maglev line in the world — during a test run on 12 November 2003, a Maglev vehicle achieved a Chinese record speed of 501 km/h (311 mph) (non-commercial top speed). The journey was designed to connect Shanghai Pudong International Airport quickly to the outskirts of central Shanghai where passengers could interchange for their final destinations in the city centre. Construction of the line began in March 2001 and public service commenced on 1 January 2004. The top operational commercial speed of this train is 431 km/h (268 mph), making it the world's fastest train in regular commercial services since its opening in 2004, faster than previous record holder at 320 km/h with TGV in France and also faster than the latest CRH conventional wheel train in China at 350 km/h. The top speed of 431 km/h (268 mph) is also faster than the top speed of any production automobile (except for the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which has roughly the same top speed), Formula One car, or MotoGP super bikes." Part 2/2
Dangerous High-speed Magnetic Levitation Maglev Complete info at EM repulsion lifts a neodymium magnet above two spinning copper pipes. Also see I bought my supermagnets from Mr. George also from http This demonstrates one type of Maglev train, the kind lifted by induced current repulsion in a conductive track. Only usually the track stays still and the magnets move fast. It's related to superconductor levitation, but done with high speed motion. The pipes are several pounds each, thick-walled "schedule-80" copper from the scrap bin at Alaskan Copper and Brass in Seattle. Shaft pins were cryo-fit and turned on a lathe to mate with 1" ballbearing races. The motor is an AC/DC replacement 5000rpm sewing machine motor from WW Grainger catalog. Speed control is a 1000-watt triac lamp dimmer. . Lots more stuff at SCIENCE HOBBYIST . Note: trolls/spammers blocked immediately, zero tolerance
Mag-Lev Air-Turbine Car Generator - FS1 Petal - spun multigenerators can easily power magnetic wheel-hub drives as shown. However, a pedal driven AIR COMPRESSOR is cheaper and more efficient when combined with a DUAL-INTAKE magnetically levitated turbines. In the case shown, the frictionless magnetic Levitation "bearing", can also double as a DC-generator ringing the devices core. The Dual INTAKES have several advantages: 1) common garden-type hose can carry the compressed air to all corners of the vehicle (ex. the 4 mag-wheelhubs). 2) The rear pedal-compressor intake allows you to get up to speed in any conditions - to when the small external scoop-intakes take over via frontal air pressure. In difficult conditions, pedaling can resume to overcome hills, snowbound, or bumpy stretches. 3) The heating caused by the air-constriction at the inlets, can be canceled by the cooling air expansion of the outlets, bathing the inlets tube exteriors. Magnetic bearing levitation, by cutting friction radically, allows small powerful units like the one shown use a bare minimum of torque thus allowing faster RPM's with smaller air-jet input. Note that the entire unit never even touches the center shaft, as gyroscopic stabilization takes place at fairly low spin rate (like any common "Top"). These can be put directly into mass production of all present electric cars - to cut battery needs (costs and burn-out rates also) in half. Very soon lighter-body more powerful MAGNETIC CARS - incidently discarding steel suspension for ...
Maglev Tour Shanghai(full ride)with Speedometer and Distance a full ride video Presentation of Maglev ride from Longyang Road Station to Pudong International Airport with distance and speedometer Plus a Maglev Port tour at the beginning of the video....enjoy! you can also get to see the inter crossing of two trains that virtually doubles the speed of the maglev (and a replay on slow motion)
Fastest Train in the World: 581km/h. Japan JR-Maglev Worlds fastest Train = Japanese Maglev Train. JR-Maglev is a magnetic levitation train system developed by the Central Japan Railway Company and Railway Technical Research Institute (association of Japan Railways Group). JR-Maglev MLX01 is one of the latest designs of a series of Maglev trains in development in Japan since the 1960s. On December 2, 2003, a three-car train set attained a maximum speed of 581 km/h (361 mph) (world speed record for railed vehicles) in a manned vehicle run.
High Speed MAGLEV train shock wave 430 KPH FAST FORWARD 3:02 for Shanghai High speed train passing on coming train with shock wave... the other train is over 300 feet (100m) long yet passes in the blink of an eye. the Maglev high-speed train (based on German Transrapid technology) can accelerates to a speed of 430 km/h. The 30-km line (constructed between 2001 and 2004) runs between the Shanghai Lujiazui financial district and Pudong Shanghai International Airport whereby a ride takes about 8 minutes. The Transrapid in Shanghai has a design speed of over 500 km/h (310 mph) and a regular service speed of 430 km/h (267 mph). Shanghai Maglev is the world's fastest railway system in commercial operation. Other Maglev lines within China may follow.
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The Shanghai Maglev Train - 250mph - from WINDING ROAD During the 2007 Shanghai Auto Show, our guys hopped on the Shanghai Maglev Train which reaches a beautiful 250mph. Another video short from WINDING ROAD Magazine. /videos
People & Power - The Maglev Rebellion - 05 June 08 Film maker Oliver Steeds journeys along the Yangtze to investigate a change in the power balance between the common people and the iron fisted authorities.
MagLev An easy magnetic levitation demonstration using the very common ceramic disc magnets. Start with a stack so all the magnet poles are lined up and slide magnets off the top to try and almost lean them against the others. You'll see them "float" or levitate against the magnetic field of the stack. Try to identify where you see repulsion and where you see attraction; try to get them to oscillate!
Maglev Haptic Interfaces Magnetic Levitation Gives Computer Users Sense of Touch NSF Makes Carnegie Mellon Invention Available to More Researchers PITTSBURGH -- Computers, long used as tools to design and manipulate three-dimensional objects, may soon provide people with a way to sense the texture of those objects or feel how they fit together, thanks to a haptic, or touch-based, interface developed at Carnegie Mellon University. Unlike most other haptic interfaces that rely on motors and mechanical linkages to provide some sense of touch or force feedback, the device developed by Ralph Hollis, research professor in Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute, uses magnetic levitation and a single moving part to give users a highly realistic experience. Users can perceive textures, feel hard contacts and notice even slight changes in position while using an interface that responds rapidly to movements.
Midnite Maglev - Lektrogirl Video made by Stray Dog for track released on the Rephlex release "I Love My Computer" by Lektrogirl.
Toy Maglev Trains 玩具磁浮車 Simple educational experiment project kits for the Age 9+. The fastest trains use magnetism force, push, pull and levitate. Add one small motor could be continued running. Have fun with parents and friends
Maglev Trains The fastest trains ever built are turning hour-long, traffic-jammed commutes into futuristic joyrides. So when can we expect a maglev train here in the United States? Jorge Ribas finds out.
VAWT : Build a Mag-Lev VAWT wind turbine from cheap parts........ Design: The PERFECT Mag-Lev VAWT ( Vertical Axis Wind Turbine ) This design lets you build the Perfect VAWT from cheap parts, which should be capable of generating ONE HELL OF A LOT OF POWER. Since it's a Mag-Lev it's nearly frictionless, so efficiency can't possibly get any better than this. You'll need : 3 Plywood round plates, 3 Ft. diameter by 0.5 inch thick with 2 inch hole in center 32 Neodynium disk magnets, N45 ( shown in red/blue in video, red is north pole ) 4 Neodynium Torus magnets, N45 ( shown in red/blue in video, red is north pole ) 32 small plastic spools of Copper wire, 14 Gauge solid with enamel insulation ( for coil ) 1 Steel pipe, 4 Feet long at 2 inch thick, with mountable support legs ( maybe auto part ? ) 16 plastic plates, 1 Foot by 3 Foot by 0.5 inch thick 64 small right-angle mounts 128 wood screws, 0.5 inches long phillips 1 metal lock-ring torus, 2 inch diameter hole in middle with screw in from side to fix to axle Once you have these items, watch the video to see how it goes together...........SIMPLE !!!!! Venger Ps- WARNING: Magnets can crush fingers if not careful, so apply them one at a time. Glue them to lower side of Rotor plate, and encase them in liquid plastic, let harden........
Re: Japanese Maglev Train Alternative view of the train, from standing ground. Please excuse the long lead-in / less than inspired conversations preceeding the train arrival, if that kind of thing bothers you!
Maglev Haptics At Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Japanese Maglev Train The Maglev (Magnetic Levitation) train in Japan on its test track. In this video, the train reaches 500 km/h! (the train has reached higher speeds recently)
Maglev - Shanghai.MP4 Tzup and I got to ride the Maglev in Shanghai. It was crazy fast! 30km trip in around 7 minutes! Note the cars as reference to the speed, and of course the speedometer on the train...
German Transrapid Maglev in Munich 500 km/h
Beijing plans to use maglev for public transport - CCTV 071709 CCTV-9
Faster Than Bugatti Veyron 431km/h Maglev Train in Shanghai of China The Transrapid in Shanghai has a design speed of over 500 km/h (310 mph) and a regular service speed of 431 km/h (268 mph). Shanghai Maglev is the world's fastest railway system in commercial operation. Other Maglev lines within China may follow.
430km/h ride on Shanghai MagLev Train 30km in 7 mins
Maglev Train - complete video presentation this is the complete presentation of maglev train from the creators itself, the transrapid.
Shanghai Maglev Train: Complete Ride This is filmed on 6/27/07 in Shanghai, China (duh, since the only operating commercial Maglev in the world there is) during the Freeman China Tour 2007. This thing goes mad-fast. 0 to 100 KMH: 40 seconds 0 to 431 KMH: 3 min 14 sec (Max Speed) Total Distance: 30 KM Total Ride Time: 7 min 25 sec Songs used in order: Goldfinger- 99 Red Balloons Rihanna- Shut Up and Drive Relient K- High of '75
maglev train shanghai complete video presentation please watch my Full Ride Video with speed and distance right here the train that ate ICE and Eurostar (but not TGV)....watch this complete video presentation of Shanghai trasrapid super speed magnetic levitation train as it defines to you the meaning of haste....bringing the passengers from long-yang road downtown to pu-dong international in 7 minutes....swooooosh! FYI... the last time i was there...one way ticket costs 50 yuan or 80 yuan for executive class (the yellow leather seat as seen on the video)
Shanghai MagLev Train The Shanghai MagLev Train on its way to the airport. Got up to 431 mk/h, or 267 mph.
Shanghai, China Maglev Train - 268 mph top speed Take a ride on the 268 Mile Per hour Shanghai Magnetic Levitation Train in China! Watch all my adventures at: , and send an e-card.
Maglev Ride Maglev, or magnetic levitation, is a system of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles, predominantly trains, using magnetic levitation from a very large number of magnets for lift and propulsion. This method has the potential to be faster, quieter and smoother than wheeled mass transit systems. The power needed for levitation is usually not a particularly large percentage of the overall consumption; most of the power used is needed to overcome air drag, as with any other high speed train. The highest recorded speed of a Maglev train is 581 kilometres per hour (361 mph), achieved in Japan in 2003, 6 kilometres per hour (3.7 mph) faster than the conventional TGV speed record. The most well known implementation of high-speed maglev technology currently operating commercially is the IOS (initial operating segment) demonstration line of the German-built Transrapid train in Shanghai, China that transports people 30 km (18.6 miles) to the airport in just 7 minutes 20 seconds, achieving a top speed of 431 km/h (268 mph), averaging 250 km/h (160 mph).
Japanese Maglev, 500km/h SPEEEEED!!! JR-maglev is also called Chūō Shinkansen.