CONTAINER TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Date of reciept 01.10.2017
Decision on publication 26.10.2017
The new scope of application for vehicles equipped with magnetic suspension is the
fright container transportation. In order to realise the transit potential of the country, the in-
crease in mean speed of the container trains is required.
Objective. The purpose of the work is to explore the possibilities to develop the high-
speed transport system equipped with magnetic suspension for container transportation
along Eurasian land bridge.
Methods. The following methods and analysis have been used as research instru-
ments: case study, computer modeling, transport geography and technical and economic
Results. The market analysis results of the transit container transportation have shown
that the major challenge for Russian transit development is the constrained traffic capacity
of the existing transport corridors. The drastic solution of the problem can be the construc-
tion of a new high-speed transport system. The following factors determining the conditions
for the creation of the new transport system have been identified: the use of the Azov-Black
sea basin transportation facilities, provision of the accessibility of the northern areas; the de-
velopment of technical solutions ensuring the design of the transport system with low cost
infrastructure. The combined traction levitation system has been developed based on the ex-
tremely simple design of the linear switched reluctance motor. The experimental researches of
the full-functional physical model of the transport platform have been performed. The as-
sessment of investment project efficiency has shown that despite large start-up investment in
the track infrastructure, the project has positive economic effect.
Practical importance. The computer model of the combined traction levitation sys-
tem based on the linear switched reluctance motor has been designed.
The concept of the new transport system construction has been introduced taking into
account the characteristics of the supposed operating test sites in poorly developed areas.
The high-speed route has been proposed connecting the Azov-Black sea basin with the Pa-
cific coastline and completely passing through the territories of Russia including some
northern regions. The transit potential assessment has shown that due to the transit time re-
duction it is possible to attract the container freights with traffic volume of 1.52 million in
Container traffic, conveyor container transport, maglev freight train, transport corridors,
linear synchronous motor, high-temperature superconducting technology.