The magnetic levitation transportation system is one of the potential applications of high-Tc superconducting (HTS) maglev system. The prototype HTS magnetic levitation system is composed of one HTS bulk and a permanent magnet railway (PMR). The maglev transportation system performance is influenced by the maximum levitation force, the maximum guidance force and the maximum of external applied magnetic flux density. The applied magnetic field distribution also needs to be considered carefully. In the paper, the magnetic levitation force of cylindrical HTS bulk over PMR is experimentally studied. During the experiment, symmetrical PMR and Halbach PMR are used separately. The levitation force-gap loops of different lateral offset of the HTS bulk above PMRs are obtained experimentally. The results show that the HTS bulk levitation performance is tightly relative to the external applied magnetic field distribution. The maximum magnetic levitation forces of HTS bulk above symmetrical PMR decreaselinearly with the lateral offset increasing. When the lateral offset changes from 0 mm to 25 mm, the maximum magnetic levitation forces of HTS bulk above Halbach PMR increasewith the lateral offset increasing. When the lateral offset exceeds the center of the Halbach PMR by 25 mm, the maximum force decreases rapidly with the increase of the lateral offset of the bulk sample.
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Y. Lu, D. He and M. Liu, "Magnetic Force Investigation of High-Tc Superconducting Bulk over Permanent Magnet Railway under Different Lateral Offsets with Experimental Methods," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 6, 2013, pp. 24-28. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.46A006.
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