How LIMs Work

Thursday, March 10, 2005 7:10 PM
I've been searching the internet with no success for an explanation of how linear induction works. I'm doing a project for school and I need to have nice, simple visuals (simple graphical representations?) and a clear explanation, but I also really need to have a technical understanding of how they work. I understand it, for the most part, but I need a very technical description.

I'm sure there is someone out there who has some website bookmarked somewhere with some great information. I hope just hope they happen to come across my post! Thanks!

Thursday, March 10, 2005 7:34 PM
your welcome, in advance.

It should help. *** Edited 3/11/2005 12:35:53 AM UTC by GIGAFORCE01***

Thursday, March 10, 2005 9:59 PM
Look up "electromagnet" on one of those "How Stuff Works" sites for a more simple explanation. If you apply what happens when you wrap a wire around a pencil and connect it to a battery, that seems to be more straight forward to understand what's going on.
Friday, March 11, 2005 1:03 AM
Try and click on "Benefits of linear motors"

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Friday, March 11, 2005 8:21 AM
I did a powerpoint on LIM/LSMs last semester in college lemme see if i can dig out the info.. i founf a lot of good pictures too


Friday, March 11, 2005 11:13 AM
Thanks! All this info is really helpful!
Saturday, March 12, 2005 10:04 AM
Yeah, I've always been interested in LIMs too. . . I've considered making a LIM launch for a K'nex Roller Coaster and entering the Engineers' Fair, but I doubt it would work.

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