The Benefits of Maglev Trains

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Transportation is one of the most essential spheres of human’s life, hence, it is very important for it to have minimal effect on the environment, be safe, cheap, comfortable, and fast in use. Conventional transport, such as trains and airplanes, causes a number of problems including air pollution, high amounts of energy consumption, huge need of maintenance, high prices, and risks of safety, thus not being efficient enough. Therefore, new generation of transport must correspond to definite requirements: be efficient, reliable, and environmentally sound. The technology of the new kind of transport - magnetically levitated (maglev) trains – could be one of the major candidates to propose a solution for the present issues. The intention of this research paper is to argue that magnetically levitated trains could enhance present issues of traditional transport. Firstly, the essay is going to discuss the problems that are caused by traditional transport, next, it will provide data regarding magnetic levitation technology brief overview, and, then, it is going to suggest several factors that contribute to the improvement of the challenges linked with the conventional transportation by focusing on efficiency, safety and ecological impact. What problems does the world face in conventional transportation usage? Conventional transportation seems no longer to respond to the demands of efficient massive transportation of the modern world. The main drawback of traditional wheel-on-rail vehicles is friction between train’s wheels and tracks, which causes many adverse effects, such as an abundance of plenty of noise and dust, contamination, and demand for constant maintenance. Moreover, even high speed trains’ speed relatively very little, in co... ... middle of paper ... ...014. 7. Cassat, Alain and Marcel Jufer. 2002. “Maglev Projects Technology. Aspects and Choices.” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 12 (1): 915-925. Accessed February 5, 2014. 8. Wang, Suyu, Jiasu Wang, Xiaorong Wang, Zhongyou Ren, Youwen Zeng, Changyan Deng, He Jiang, Min Zhu, Guobin Lin, Zhipei Xu, Degui Zhu, and Honghai Song. 2003. “The Man-Loading High-Temperature.” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 13 (2): 2134-2137. Accessed February 5, 2014. 9. Sawada, Kazuo. 2009. “Outlook of the Superconducting Maglev.” Proceedings of the IEEE 97 (11): 1881-1885. Accessed February 7, 2014. 10. Luguang, Yan. 2008. “Development and Application of the Maglev Transportation System.” IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 18 (2): 92-99. Accessed February 8, 2014.
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