About the book
Magnetic levitation (Maglev), or magnetic suspension is a method by which an object levitates with no support other than a magnetic field. Superconductors and their elementary properties related to the Meissner–Ochsenfeld effect, their zero electrical resistance in low temperatures and their perfect diamagnetism, among others, can realize a large number of applications and devices related to magnetic levitation. Transportation engineering, automotive engineering, nuclear engineering and military weapons engineering are a few applications of the magnetic levitation in everyday life.
The current book is divided into two parts. The first part includes chapters related to theoretical aspects of superconductivity and simulations of the most commonly used theoretical models. Furthermore, any software (written code) of the aforementioned topics will be appreciated.
Chapters related to applications and devices are included in the second part of the book. For instance, topics related to engineering applications, control systems, Hall effect field sensors, electromagnetic levitation, levitation circuits and suspension techniques are parts of the second section.
The aim of this book is to collect a few well-written chapters related to theory and devices of magnetic levitation.