The dynamic response of magnetically-levitated (maglev) ground transportation systems has important consequences for safety and ride quality, guideway design, and system costs. This article, which reviews various aspects of the dynamic characteristics, experiments and analysis, and design guidelines for maglev systems, discusses electrodynamic system (EDS) maglev vehicle stability, motion-dependent magnetic force components, guideway characteristics, vehicle/guideway interaction, ride quality, suspension control laws, aerodynamic loads and other excitations, and research needs. This review article includes 157 references.

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