PARTICIPATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AEMS-EP KPI NAMED AFTER IGOR SIKORSKY IN WORKS ON LINEAR ELECTRIC DRIVE AND MAGNETIC SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
If you have read this material to the end, the question may naturally arise: all this is very interesting, but what does the Department of automation of electromechanical systems and electric drive of the Igor Sikorsky KPI have to do with this? It turns out that the most immediate.
The history of Kyiv Polytechnic University preserves many facts about scientific developments that began at KPI. In particular, in 1967, on the territory of the exhibition of achievements of the national economy (VDNH) of Ukraine in Kiev, a monorail road with a linear electric drive with a length of 525 m was built – a joint development of the Department of electric drive and automation of industrial installations, the Department of electric machines and the Kiev electric transport plant, which is considered the world’s first monorail track with a linear electric drive.
In the mid-70s and 80s, the Department of AEMS-EP took an active part in the All-Union program of the USSR to create a system of high-speed ground transport with linear electric drive and a magnetic suspension system designed for driving at speeds up to 500 km/h. At that time, in the courtyard of the main building, there was even a section of a transport structure 50 m long with a working model of the crew weighing 400 kg, which was held on a magnetic suspension.
For the first time in the USSR, in 1981, it was created at KPI, at the Department of AEMS-EP in laboratory 014 of Building No. 20 of the FEA.
Despite financial limitations and technical difficulties, work in the field of magnetic suspension and linear electric drive systems continues at the Department of AEMS-EP even now. So, in recent years, 7 Master’s theses on linear electric drive and magnetic suspension were defended, including with a demonstration of the current electromagnetic suspension system, 5 scientific articles and a section in the textbook were published, 2 patents of Ukraine and 2 copyrights for regulated electromagnetic suspension and linear electric drive systems were obtained.
More materials about the best practices of the AEMS-EP Department in the field of high-speed ground transport systems with linear electric drive and magnetic suspension can be found here.