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Where is there friction on a maglev train?


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Answered 2014-11-12 20:14:13

The Magnetic Levitation Train, or Maglev, is designed to float on a cushion of air using a magnetic field. This eliminates any friction the train might encounter.

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How does the property of a maglev train helps to decrese friction?

No two solids ever touch in a maglev.


Where is the friction on maglev train?

There isn't any friction as it floats in the air, on a sort of magnetic field, which is the train tracks


When maglev train is lifted which force reduce?

Friction. Oonce the train is clear of the track, there is no friction to slow it down.


Why doesn't a maglev train run on the tracks?

the maglev train uses magnatism on the tracks so it pushes the train up from the track so there is less friction


What is electromagnet train?

You must mean a Maglev train. A Maglev train operates on maglev (magnetic levitation). It uses electromagnets (and possibly superconductors) that repel each other to lift the train above the ground to reduce as much friction as possible.


What is Maglev short for?

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What kind of friction that maglev train still has to overcome?

Air resistance.


Why maglev train is faster than ordinary train?

Because there's no friction between the train and the track. In an 'ordinary' train, friction between the wheels and the rails takes a lot of energy to overcome before the train starts moving. In a Maglev train, the train itself actually 'floats' above the track on a 'cushion' of magnetic foirce. With no friction to slow it down, the train is capable of much higher speeds.


Why is that a maglev train can move much faster than a normal train?

As there are no wheels the friction between the train and the rail is significantly reduced.


What are the four forces of a Maglev train?

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Why is the maglev train called the maglev train?

maglev is short for Magnetic Levitation.


How the maglev train help to reduce friction?

It floats, thus no physical contact ... except with air.


What does the magnetism do in maglev trains?

Maglev is a contraction of Magnetic Levitation. Magnets of the same polarity are used to levitate the train so that there is no friction between train and rail. Electromagnets of opposing polarity are switched on in sequence ahead of the train to pull it forward.


Why the maglev train is much quieter and uses less energy?

No contact with the ground (thus less friction).


How do Maglev train reduces friction?

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How does the maglev train reduce friction?

If you have two magnets they each have a north and south pole. The opposite poles will attract and the same poles will repel. Maglev trains create magnet fields on the track bed and the train of the same polarity. By controlling the generating of the fields you can hold up the train and propel it forward. Since the train is not actually touching a track there is no appreciable friction except that caused by the surrounding air. In a vacuum you would have no friction.


How much does a maglev train cost?

The maglev train costs nearly twice the cost of conventional train.


Which goes faster a regular train or a maglev train?

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How can the strength of a magnet be increased to move a maglev train?

It cannot. The magnets used for a maglev train must be engineered and built at very tight tolerances to allow a maglev train to function. Each magnet is specifically built for the maglev train, they cannot be "strengthened" versions of a magnet not made specifically for the train.


How does magnetism keep the cars suspended on a maglev train?

Magnetism elevates the maglev train because like forces repel. Maglev trains are not suspended, but are elevated.


What is the weight of the maglev train?

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Does Italy have Maglev train?

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What controls the levitation of the cars of a Maglev train?

The levitation of a maglev train is controlled by safety critical microprocessors (computers).


Who is the inventor of the maglev train?

The maglev train was first invented in 1902 . It was invented by a guy named Alfred Zehan.


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