# What are 3 types of maglev trains?

## What are 3 types of maglev trains?

There are two primary types of maglev technology:

• electromagnetic suspension (EMS) uses the attractive magnetic force of a magnet beneath a rail to lift the train up.
• electrodynamic suspension (EDS) uses a repulsive force between two magnetic fields to push the train away from the rail.

### What provides the propulsion for a maglev train?

Maglev uses an electric linear motor to achieve propulsion. A normal electric rotary motor uses magnetism to create torque and spin an axle. It has a stationary piece, the stator, which surrounds a rotating piece, the rotor. The stator is used to generate a rotating magnetic field.

Which material are mostly used for making electromagnet?

Electromagnets consist of coils, usually copper, wrapped tightly around a laminated core of ferromagnetic material (soft iron, steel, cobalt).

What items do you need to build an electromagnet?

To create your own electromagnet, you will need the following materials:

1. Large iron nail (approximately 3 inches in length)
2. Thin coated copper wire.
3. Dry cell batteries.
4. Electric tape.
5. Iron fillings, paper clips and other magnetic items.

## How long did it take to build a maglev train?

The first maglev people mover to start operation was simply called “MAGLEV” and officially opened in 1984 at the Birmingham Airport in England. The world’s first commercial maglev line was a slow-speed (up to 42 km/h / 26 mph), short length (600 m / 2,000 ft) shuttle between the Birmingham Airport and the Birmingham International railway station.

### How do you build a maglev train?

First draw two lines parallel to each other having length 24″ and 1/4″ apart each other (say 1&2). This is the line where we mount the plastic guide rails.

• Now draw two more lines (line A&B),as shown in the figure 3,which is 1/8″ outside the line 1&2.
• Now start placing the parts one by one.
• How to make a maglev train model?

Track Construction – Decide on Design. The first step when constructing this basic MagLev train is deciding on your design.

• Track Construction – Gluing. Once we decided to go with our simple track,we simply glued those BX041 magnets to the top of the Lego’s.
• Train Construction.