A Study on the RC and PSC structure System of the Transrapid in Germany

독일자기부상열차 Transrapid의 콘크리트 교각선로구조물에 관한 연구

  • 강보순 (중앙대학교 건설환경공학과) ;
  • 김수삼 (중앙대학교 건설환경공학과)
  • Published : 1998.10.01

Abstract

State of the art and current issues related with the RC and PSC structure system for the German magnetic levitation train "Transrapid" were investigated. The German magnetic levitation train adopted a new kind of a structure to enable high-speed transportation, which allows the use of the space over a ground. The loading from Transrapid is light-weight compared with a regular train due to load distribution to a supporting structure. Therefore, Transrapid is considered an economical and efficient transportation system, and is also an environmentally-sustainable structure. In this paper, the structural design and construction technology specific to a magnetic levitation train were discussed, and structural considerations related with an actual operation of the train were pointed out. In addition, the future research area of a magnetic levitation train was proposed.