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Maglev Train Project

If you have seen magnets in your life than you need no introduction regarding the power or force they have in themselves when they comes in contact with either another magnet or iron. In this article we will see how scientists had used this force in trains.

Since we developed steam engines we tried to improve the speed and efficiency of our trains. In the search of speed, we found that the biggest hurdle one can have while achieving great speeds is friction. Friction not only puts limitation on speed but also increases maintenance cost if run trains at too high as speed. Maglev is a way where we can float the object in the air reduce the friction to the bare minimum because of the force of magnetic field. In this project we will discuss how we can use this force to not only hung our train in air but to move it forward with the same force.

As I was doing research about this project, I have found couple of science fair projects on youtube and on other platforms, exactly as shown below where students are showing that how we can lift the object or train using magnetic levitation but to move them forward some students are using their own force or others are using windmill or electrical source. These projects are for school kids, who can build these project easily with the material available online and this will enhance their knowledge  too.


Main advantage with maglev train is its levitation due to which it stays away from its track with the help of magnets and reduce friction significantly when it moves forward. In this post we will discuss about this train in detail.

While looking for more information online, I have found one interesting video which not only demonstrate maglev train running but cover each and every important point to build one for your self. The best thing I found about shown video is that how much effort has been done here to make the train surrounding beautiful.

What is magnetic levitation?
It is a method by which an object is suspended with no support other than magnetic fields.We have already seen in maglev train project that how we can use it for our benefit.This technology is very important because it eliminates losses occurred by friction.Other than trains, it can be used for magnetic bearings and high-precision platforms.It has three important parts first is levitation or suspension, second is propulsion, and third one is guidance.

How to build one?

Build your own simple magnetic train !

Concepts:

Halbach
This is done with the help of permanent magnets arranged in a way that cancels the magnetic field of other side. These arrangments are called Halbach arrays.The train consists of at least two sets of Halbach arrays. One is used to lavitate train and other is used for propulsion.





If a small magnet is brought near a superconductor, it will be repelled because induced super currents will produce mirror images of each pole. If a small permanent magnet is placed above a superconductor, it can be levitated by this repulsive force.


Though magnetic levitation is difficult to implement , it works on the simple concept of magnetic property that is opposite attracts and like repel. So, this train and it rails were designed in such a way that each and every time half magnets push it forward and half pull towards it.  

For Propulsion you can use Linear Sequence motors which instead of producing a torque (rotation), produces a linear force along its length.

As this topic involves lot of concepts and understanding. I am sharing many useful links below which will help you in understanding and building your own maglev train.

How to build One?


Useful Links:

Experiments with magnets interacting with other magnets : This is a great demonstration of like poles repelling each other. We have a platform which floats above a pair of magnetic tracks, and can be gently pushed to one end or the other.

Related to Maglev Project :-

WikiPedia Maglev Details
Introduction of Levitation
Topics:
Magnetic Levitation Design Project
Low cost Magnetic Levitation Projects: Using inexpensive experiments to teach analysis and design in undergraduate feedback courses
Levitation with super conductors

Modeling and Control of a Magnetic Levitation System(Click here)
The real levitation
Magnetic levitation kangaroo
Magnetic Train eBooks :-
Maglev Train Activity
Constructing a Inductrack Maglev
Magnetic Leviated Train Questions
Block Diagram

Paper Presentation on Maglev Train Project

Igert Maglev
( pdf )
Maglev Train ppt
Design and construction of a Hybrid Locomotive using Magnetic Levitation (ppt)

37 comments :

ABHI said...

Hello ,

I'm Abhijeet a mechanical engineering final year student . I would like to know more about the Maglav Mini Project as shown in video using copper cylinders. Can you please provide me with the project details like apparatus and their specifications.
I would really be grateful to you , if you do it at the earliest.

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anuj said...

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soleh said...

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Anonymous said...

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Nishi said...

I am mechanical engineering final year student . I would like to know more about the Maglev Mini Project as shown in video using copper cylinders. Can you please provide me with the project details like apparatus and their specifications.
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prashant said...

Hello ,

I'm Prashant a mechanical engineering final year student . I would like to know more about the Maglav Mini Project as shown in video using copper cylinders. Can you please provide me with the project details like apparatus and their specifications.
I would really be grateful to you , if you do it at the earliest.
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SAURABH said...

I'm vismay a mechanical engineering final year student . I would like to know more about the Maglav Mini Project. Can you please provide me with the project details like apparatus and their specifications.
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ashu said...

hi i am ashish i am an electrical engineering student and i want to know about the project maglev train .So please give me ideas about this project as soon as possible .
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Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am final year Engg. student. I am very keen to build a model of Maglev train.
Can you please, guide me in providing the circuit diagram with its, equipments.
Email: - vnyshreyas@yahoo.co.in

Harry said...

hi there, i am currently undergoing my HNC in mechanical engineering at college and a big part of this unit is being able to design a project, i have really taken a shine to this maglev system and would like to use it as my project, if you could help me out with any ideas, suggestions, and even maybe a quick brief on what materials you used etc, different bearing, i would appreciate it. thanks again

Harry

my email is harry_bizzle_@hotmail.com

will wait to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

this is suresh can you send me more details about Maglav trains my mail id is suresh.2590@gmail.com

mohammed said...

hello this is mohammed sharif i am final year mechanical engineering student i want to make a major project on meglev train so pleas send detail of construction procedure equipment list and and where the equipment are avilavel pleas send me harry
my email id is MDSHARIFME@GMAIL.COM

DoCtOr said...

I'm Gurdit a mechanical engineering final year student . I would like to know more about the Maglav Mini Project as shown in video using copper cylinders. Can you please provide me with the project details like apparatus and their specifications.
I would really be grateful to you , if you do it at the earliest.

My mail id is gurditsingh.18@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

hello, i am mechanical engineering final year student. and had a simialiar idea for my final year project.

i really liked your project, the one with the copper cylinders and would like to know more about it.
could you please email me the details, specifications related to how you actually made it?

i will be really grateful for a quick response.
:)
thanking you in advance.

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amit said...

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CG said...

@amit thanks for the comment...there is no need of phone number. I hope you received your mail

Anonymous said...

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ABNER said...

Hi

I'm Abner a mechanical engineering final year student . I would like to know more about the Maglav Mini Project as shown in video using copper cylinders. Can you please provide me with the project details like their specifications and materials.
I would really be grateful to you , if you do it at the earliest.

My mail id is abner_moras@hotmail.com
thanks..

ben said...

My name is Ben Lamb, a second year mechanical engineering student, I have been looking for something suitable to build for my second year project such as this, I would be extremely grateful if you could send me any plans/details/schematics of the project or any information which may help me to also build this too, thanks.
please send to ben@lambx.co.uk

shoyab ali said...

My name is Shoyab Ali, a final year electrical engineering student from arya college of engg. & I.T.,kukas jaipur (raj.)i want to make a magnetic train projects such as this.i would be greatful if you could tell me about full detail/material list/how to make this projects/cost/or any relative information of magnetic train. so plz send me detail early...
plz send to ali.shoyab@gmail.com

ratnakar said...

can u please send me the full details about this project
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Samraj Martin said...

Hi this is SAM...am a final year mechanical engineering student...i have interest to project on this maglev train...so please send me some design and construction of this projecr...my mail id is "samrajmartin@gmail.com"....

vishnu n said...

Hello ,

I'm vishnu n a electrical engineering 3rd year student . I would like to know more about the Maglav Mini Project as shown in video using copper cylinders. Can you please provide me with the project details like apparatus and their specifications.
I would really be grateful to you , if you do it at the earliest.

My mail id is vishnunumberth@gmail.com

savan said...

Hi I am Savan doing my final year engineering. It would be kind and gratefull if you could send me all the details about the project about. sa that I can do this as a projetc for my academics. Thanks.
please mail it to savangwd9@gmail.com

Mathi said...

Hello ,

I'm Abhijeet a mechanical engineering final year student . I would like to know more about the Maglav Mini Project as shown in video using copper cylinders. Can you please provide me with the project details like apparatus and their specifications.
I would really be grateful to you , if you do it at the earliest.


mathikingoffire@gmail.com

Rohit said...

Hi Im Rohit. Belong to final year mechanical engineering. Its a very innovative concept of maglev trains. I would like to do this as my project so please send me the details about this miniproject as early as possible on rsphatale@gmail.com thank you..!:-)

shyam kumar said...

sir ,
I'm shyam ,a mechanical engg student.i want to design a locomotive or a car with the same ideas of maglave........can i make it/

Anonymous said...

I'm sagar a mechanical engineering final year student . I would like to know more about the Maglav Mini Project as shown in video using copper cylinders. Can you please provide me with the project details like apparatus and their specifications.
I would really be grateful to you , if you do it at the earliest.

My mail id is sagar8785@gmail.com

Rajeev Verma said...

I am Rajeev Verma a electrical engg. final year student. I would like to make mini maglev train project in my college. pls help me and give details about what apparatus are used?
my email ie is rajeev.en23@gmail.com
i would really thankfull to you for this kind act.

Anonymous said...

Hi.
I am sathish..i am electrical engineering student.i would like to maglev train mini project in my college.please send me the detail's and which apparatus are used?.my mail id is sathisssh8@gmail.com

kerink said...

Hi there! I am on my final year Diploma in Science. Mind sending me the details & apparatus needed? I am fascinated by this Maglev Train! I would like to take it on the list for my final year project for Physics. Thank youuu

my email : farisfikri_rusli@yahoo.co.uk

kola said...

hi am a mechanical engineering final year student and i am interested in this for my project pls send me all info needed to do this
i would really appreciate it
mail; kadalilmessi@yahoo.com

chetan gunjal said...

Hi Im chetan. Belong to final year mechanical engineering. Its a very innovative concept of maglev trains. I would like to do this as my project so please send me the details about this miniproject as early as possible on c.gunjal@yahoo.in

Anonymous said...

hey guys,i am a final year physics student.i would like to make something like this maglev of a thing,please kindly send me details about it, my e mail is donmanssydymkid@gmail.com...........thanks