Mar 15, 2007

Maglev trains

I remember once I asked my guru on how the trains in japan work..it is like this according to HowStuffWorks.com : They are called Maglev Train Rail System, this technology works on Electromagnetic Suspension (EMS).."If you've ever played with magnets, you know that opposite poles attract and like poles repel each other. This is the basic principle behind electromagnetic propulsion.

The magnetic field created in the copper wire-and-battery experiment is the simple idea behind a maglev train rail system. There are three components to this system:

* A large electrical power source
* Metal coils lining a guideway or track
* Large guidance magnets attached to the underside of the train



The magnetized coil running along the track, called a guideway, repels the large magnets on the train's undercarriage, allowing the train to levitate between 0.39 and 3.93 inches (1 to 10 cm) above the guideway."
While it was first developed and used in Japan and Germany, other governments are also approving this technology. To have a better idea go and watch the hollywood movie Minority Report which actually inspires me to write this post.

3 comments:

vinita said...

hmmmmmmmm interesting

Anonymous said...

It is a seriously good article.
and well written.
researched stuff.
pass on my regards to your Guru.

Sunny Doiphode said...

hahaha..how will I pass on my guru's regards to himself..you shloud also know the way to it..a genius Anonymous indeed