A poster submitted in ENG 207 for the Fall 2013 semester.
Implementing a maglev train among the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia involves tackling engineering problems of various disciplines. Since our team consists of members with chemical, mechanical and civil engineering backgrounds, it was possible to address major issues regarding the train. First, the materials used for already existing maglev trains’ guideway, and the cooling system are traditionally expensive and not easily available. Second, traditional trains operate on coal, fuel or large amounts of electric power. Minimizing the electric power needed involves mechanical factors as air drag force, and utilization of electric power using electromagnets. Finally, the civil engineering problems deal with finding a safe radius of curvature, as well as building the stations in strategic locations.