Magnetic Levitation Train

Love to turn a 45 minute car ride to an 8 minute blur?

China was the first to country to have an up and running Maglev you could buy tickets to. Back in 1979 the Germans developed the 1st Magnetic levitation (Maglev) train.  The first to overcome the limitation of wheel and rail, because the rail moves entirely without contact!

This is a wonderful topic for your mechanical engineering seminar as well as project if you dare to make a working model.

The functions of the wheel and rail on a normal rail road including support guidance propulsion and braking are accomplished through an electro magnetic levitation and propulsion system. The mechanics have been replaced by electronics. Support Magnets draw the vehicle towards the guide way from below. While, guidance magnets hold’s the vehicle laterally on track. These support and guidance magnets are mounted on both sides of the vehicle along its entire length. An electronic control system ensures that it levitates at a constant height above the guide way. The Maglev train is propelled and braked by a synchronous long stator linear motor. This motor is not located in the vehicle itself but rather in the guide way. It functions on the same principle as a traditional rotating electrical motor, whose stator has been cut open, unrolled and stretched length wise along both sides of the guide way. But, instead of a rotating magnetic field a traveling magnetic field is generated in the windings, one that pulls the vehicle along the guide way without contact.

The guide way can be elevated where it makes ecological sense. in this way it won’t divide the landscape or developed areas and the area beneath the guide way can continue to be used as before. The guide way can be built at ground level to allow easier co location with existing transportation systems. Therefore, the guide way can be adapted to the landscape instead of being the other way round.

Maglev Train

The operation control system controls and safe guards the vehicle’s switches, guide ways and stations along the maglev route. The vehicle communicates with the control system by means of directional radio data transmission. The vehicle’s location is monitored by means of a location reference system integrated into the guide way. The only motor section in operation along the guide way, is the one in which the vehicle is currently traveling. When the vehicle passes from one section to the next, the new motor section is automatically switched on. More power is supplied on gradients and acceleration segments along the route than on flat segments this way the propulsion power is distributed very economically. It is always available exactly where it is needed.

The technology’s success in India could ultimately hinge on a combination public funding and private investments.


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74 thoughts on “Magnetic Levitation Train”

  1. Shashi Reply
    February 21, 2017

    I’m doing the project on maglev train plz send me details and also cost of project

  2. Ajay Chigurla Reply
    January 6, 2017

    Hai sir,I’m a final year btech mechanical student. I want to do my project on maglev train. Please send me the details and cost of the project.

  3. apu Reply
    March 15, 2016

    nice topic

  4. DEEPAK JHA Reply
    July 29, 2015

    sir,i am a final year mechanical engineering student and we want to make maglev train as our project so plz tell us that how many total money expend on this project and also is it possible for a BE student

  5. shubham Reply
    July 25, 2015

    It is a very nice n interesting topic,I liked it very much plz sir give me detail information about…it..thank u

  6. jeetendra Reply
    July 13, 2015

    I m interested on this project and I need a detail information on this.
    I want to built a model of it, could you please.

  7. Naveen Reply
    July 6, 2015

    Can we modify and apply these principle on cars?

  8. david raju surabhi Reply
    April 9, 2015

    sir… is very good topic
    iam so much interested to do this concept as my project work so please send me the details and cost and what type of magnets and materials to use for this one.
    thank you sir

  9. jay prakash Reply
    September 13, 2013

    i want to work on this project plz give me detal informetion about this and give some idea and gide

  10. Jared Reply
    July 14, 2013

    I would like to take up this project. If you have any further information, please do enlighten me. Cheers.

  11. sandip pise Reply
    February 14, 2013

    sir like this concept please give mi all details

  12. Animesh Sharma Reply
    October 15, 2012

    Sir i’m interested to make a mini project on this topic. Could you please mail me the details…

    September 17, 2012

    SIR i want to do this project n i urgently required the details of this project please send me details

  14. srinivas tallisetty Reply
    August 27, 2012

    hai sir im intersted in this magnetic leviation train couid you plz send this project thanking you sir

  15. anant Reply
    August 18, 2012


  16. Mohit Jaiswal Reply
    August 7, 2012

    i am a 3rd year student of mech. engg. and am interested in this project. Could you please send me the details about this project and the resources required.

  17. parth Reply
    July 30, 2012


  18. s.sasidharan Reply
    June 25, 2012

    Hi I am s.sasi final year Mech. Engg. student i am interested in this project and i want to do this project so will you please send me details of this project along with material and specification.please send it to me as soon as possible….

  19. Nikhil Nandanwar Reply
    June 5, 2012

    Sir I m Nikhil i m interested in this project so will you please send me details pf this project along with materials and specification as soon as possible

  20. Nikhil Nandanwar Reply
    June 5, 2012

    Hi I M nikhil final year Mech. Engg. student i am interested in this project and i want to do this project so will you please send me details of this project along with material and specification.please send it to me as soon as possible….

  21. Rohit Kanojia Reply
    January 25, 2012

    hie,,, I m B.Tech 2nd year student,,, how can i make this mini magnetic levitation train,,,, project

  22. Vaibhav Shukla Reply
    December 15, 2011

    i like this thought… and can admin help me to make this project…

  23. kiran khandekar Reply
    November 19, 2011

    sir, i wnt to make working prototype of this.
    can u tell me how to do it…thanxx..

  24. ajay singh Reply
    November 11, 2011

    sir i want to make this project nd what are the needs for it ? what i have to do to complete the project?

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