Decoupled-control of levitation and propulsion in underwater LM car ME02

K. Yoshida, H. Takami, L. Shi

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The Marine-Express (ME) which is an amphibious superconducting Maglev train can run both on land and under the water. A unique method for levitation and propulsion for the ME which can be applied independently of train speeds has been proposed. The method is based on a new combined levitation-and-propulsion due to lift and thrust forces of linear synchronous motor (LSM) and can be carried out by the decoupled-control method proposed here. ME02 is the second experimental model of a unique LSM car designed to travel underwater based on the new theory. ME02 is a simulator for the ME running on land and underwater. The decoupled-control method is verified from dynamics simulations in ME02.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-256
Number of pages18
JournalMathematics and Computers in Simulation
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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