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Halbach Array for lateral control?

  1. Oct 29, 2015 #1
    Hi, I'm currently working on a project, and I need some info on halbach arrays. I have not taken University EM Physics yet (but have taken mechanics), so some of this is a bit over my head, but I have a few questions.

    Say I have a frictionless train, that is using a air bearings for lift, BUT I need some form of lateral stabilization. Wheels will only be used for the first few mph, but after that they will be retracted, and the train's top speed is 350mph. I also have a 4" tall aluminum rail underneath the undercarriage of the train, but it is not going to be used for magnetic levitation. However, can I use this rail with a permanent magnet halbach array on either side of the rail pointing directly at the rail to control lateral movements? I'm looking for maximum rigidity and stabilization for high speeds. If possible, how would I go about doing this? Thanks
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  3. Nov 4, 2015 #2
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