Electrodynamic Wheel Magnetic Levitation in 2D

Application ID: 44871

This model illustrates the working principle of an electrodynamic wheel (EDW) magnetic levitation system.

EDW magnetic levitation system consists of rotating and/or translationally moving permanent magnet Halbach rotor above a passive conducting guideway/track.

Eddy current is induced in the guideway due to the rotation and/or translational motion of the Halbach rotor. The induced eddy current in turn produce an opposing magnetic field which interacts with the source magnetic field to produce both lift and thrust force simultaneously.

The lift and thrust forces as a function of translational velocity as well as the rotation of the Halbach rotor are calculated.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: