20th International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives, San Diego, CA
A dynamic model of the vehicle/guideway coupled with a controller is developed for the maglev demonstration system currently being developed at ODU, using the MAthematical DYnamic MOdeling software - MADYMO. The fundamental characteristics of the vehicle and guideway are obtained from detailed finite element analyses using MSC-NASTRAN. As a result, the vehicle is modeled in MADYMO as a 21- degree-of-freedom spring-mass-damper system. A three span concrete guideway is modeled using 3D solid Hex8 elements. The air gap is modeled as a penetration of the magnets into the guideway. Decentralized colocated PD controllers are used for controlling the penetration of each magnet at steady state levitation. The PD controllers aim at achieving constant penetration (i.e. constant desired air gap) for all magnets.
Original Publication Citation
Deodhar, A., Bawab, S., & Hanasoge, A. (2008). Development and validation of a dynamic model of the maglev transportation system at Old Dominion University. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives, San Diego, CA.
Deodhar, Ajinkya; Bawab, Sebastian; and Hanasoge, Aravind, "Development and Validation of a Dynamic Model of the Maglev Transportation System at Old Dominion University" (2008). Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications. 14.