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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 537986, 19 pages
Review Article

The Most Important Maglev Applications

Iran Maglev Technology (IMT), Tehran 1997857631, Iran

Received 5 December 2012; Accepted 19 February 2013

Academic Editor: Run-Cang Sun

Copyright © 2013 Hamid Yaghoubi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The name maglev is derived from magnetic levitation. Magnetic levitation is a highly advanced technology. It has various uses. The common point in all applications is the lack of contact and thus no wear and friction. This increases efficiency, reduces maintenance costs, and increases the useful life of the system. The magnetic levitation technology can be used as an efficient technology in the various industries. There are already many countries that are attracted to maglev systems. Many systems have been proposed in different parts of the worlds. This paper tries to study the most important uses of magnetic levitation technology. The results clearly reflect that the maglev can be conveniently considered as a solution for the future engineering needs of the world.