Students Muhammad Ahad Butt
Time Frame IYPT 2016

11939696_919092211495509_2028985967_nMuhammad Ahad Butt was asked to attach button magnets to both ends of a cylindrical battery. When placed in a copper coil such that the magnets contact the coil, the “train” starts to move. Ahad used a ‘Push and Pull’ phenomena of forces to describe this movement. He further investigated the different parameters that affect the Magnetic Train such as Eddy Currents and Friction.These parameters were altered and the results were used to for graphical analysis. A mathematical model of the train was developed. In addition computer simulation software were used to produce optimal Models of the Train that maximized acceleration, speed and efficiency.