Maglev Trains By Richard Tyndall
Links <ul><li>How Maglev Trains Work </li></ul><ul><li>Pros of Maglev Trains </li></ul><ul><li>Cons of Maglev Trains </li>...
How Maglev Trains Work <ul><li>Maglev trains use special magnets called electromagnets, or “coils of metal wire magnetized...
How Maglev Trains Work <ul><li>There are also electromagnets in the walls of the guideway which propel the train by pullin...
<ul><li>“ This change in polarity is used to pull the train forward and push from backside” (Ahmed, 2009). </li></ul><ul><...
Pros of Maglev Trains <ul><li>No fossil fuels are burned  (Bonsor, n.d.). </li></ul><ul><li>In theory there is no maintena...
Cons of Maglev Trains <ul><li>According to  Maglevs (Magnetically levitated trains) , guideways will be more costly than c...
References <ul><li>Bonsor, Kevin. (n.d).  How Maglev Trains Work . Retrieved May 27, 2010, from  </li></ul><ul><li>http://...
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  1. 1. Maglev Trains By Richard Tyndall
  2. 2. Links <ul><li>How Maglev Trains Work </li></ul><ul><li>Pros of Maglev Trains </li></ul><ul><li>Cons of Maglev Trains </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Maglev Trains Work <ul><li>Maglev trains use special magnets called electromagnets, or “coils of metal wire magnetized by electric currents,” on the bottom of the train and on the guideway, or maglev track, to repel the train which causes it to levitate, or float (Stiefel, 1998). </li></ul><ul><li>Back Forward </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Maglev Trains Work <ul><li>There are also electromagnets in the walls of the guideway which propel the train by pulling and pushing it (Ahmed, 2009). According to Fiyaz Ahmed, “The electric current supplied to the coils in guideway walls [is] constantly alternating to change the polarity of the magnetized coil.” </li></ul><ul><li>Back Forward </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ This change in polarity is used to pull the train forward and push from backside” (Ahmed, 2009). </li></ul><ul><li>Like (red) poles repel and unlike (green) poles attract which push and pull the train respectively. When the unlike poles line up, polarity is changed to keep the train moving (Ahmed, 2009). </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pros of Maglev Trains <ul><li>No fossil fuels are burned (Bonsor, n.d.). </li></ul><ul><li>In theory there is no maintenance needed because the train floats above the track Maglevs (Magnetically levitated trains) . </li></ul><ul><li>They can reach speeds of up to 300mph Maglevs (Magnetically levitated trains) . </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cons of Maglev Trains <ul><li>According to Maglevs (Magnetically levitated trains) , guideways will be more costly than convention train tracks. </li></ul><ul><li>Guideways will have to be built for maglev trains because, at this time, no guideways are built where we need them. </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>
  8. 8. References <ul><li>Bonsor, Kevin. (n.d). How Maglev Trains Work . Retrieved May 27, 2010, from </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.howstuffworks.com/maglev-train.htm. </li></ul><ul><li>Ahmed, Fiyaz. (2009). Magnetic Levitation (MagLev) Trains . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.indiastudychannel.com/resources/84835-Magnetic-Levitation-MagLev-Trains.aspx. </li></ul><ul><li>Stiefel, Chana. (1998). Fast Track - Magnetic Levitation Trains - Includes Related </li></ul><ul><li>Articles on How Maglev Trains Work and an Experiment on Magnetic Poles . Retrieved from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1590/is_n12_v54/ai_20474333/. </li></ul><ul><li>Maglevs (Magnetically levitated trains) . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.okeating.com/hsr/maglev.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>
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