JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM, vol.34, no.12, pp.3151-3161, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)
In this study, a detailed static and dynamic experimental studies were carried out in different cooling heights (CH) by using two different multi-surface HTS-PMG arrangements with horizontal (MS-H) and vertical (MS-V) geometries to determine the optimum magnetic force, static stiffness, dynamic response, and dynamic stiffness parameters of superconducting Maglev system. The maximum levitation force values (in CH = 25 mm) were obtained as 202 N and 84 N, respectively, with horizontal and vertical geometry HTS-PMG arrangements, while the maximum guidance force values (in CH = 5 mm) were obtained as -58 N and -22 N, respectively. Also, the vertical static (in CH = 25 mm) and dynamic stiffness (in CH = 5 mm) values were determined as 33.8 N/mm and 37.8 N/mm, respectively, for MS-H and 12.3 N/mm and 25.1 N/mm, respectively, for MS-V arrangements. The bigger levitation force, guidance force, and both static and dynamic magnetic stiffness values of MS-H arrangement with horizontal geometry than that of MS-V arrangement with vertical geometry indicate that the horizontal HTS-PMG geometry is more suitable for practical Maglev applications in terms of loading capacity and movement stability.