Great Interest in Maglev Train Project Exhibited in KBU: Graduation projects of Karabük University Faculty of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Rail Systems Engineering Department senior students were exhibited.
Maglev train project of Karabük University Engineering Faculty Rail Systems Engineering students attracted great attention. Maglev train works with superconducting magnets to keep the train suspended above the U-shaped line. The same poles repel each other and the train stays in the air like this.
In the project, the same way, the magnets with opposite poles keep the train suspended, even on the train. But in the project, magnets are made just under the train and even in the future. On real Maglev trains, magnets placed sideways provide back and forth movement. In the prototype, progress is made through the magnetic field produced by the electromagnets. It accumulates high current on the aluminum plate placed under the train and has high electrical conductivity and moves towards the magnetic field direction. The drive source of the train is the alternating current from the mains line. (220V). And the movement of the train is given back and forth with the help of a switch, as well as remote control with the ardunio system.
In general, the purpose of Maglev trains is to reduce the friction and enable the train to travel faster. The trains that are used today can go up to 600 - 700 km / h. The train built in the prototype is 1/75 and its speed has been tested experimentally. (8km / h)