Accession Number : AD0888250

Title :   Development of Superconducting Machinery.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Stevens, H. O., Jr. ; Meyer, R. W. ; Dunnington, L. T. ; Miller, M. D. ; Mangis, W. B.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : A synchronous generator consisting of a 2-pole superconducting field winding and a three-phase rotating room temperature armature has been designed, built tested, and operated successfully. The maximum machine output is 6 horsepower at 3600 revolutions per minute. The problems met in designing the motor are detailed and their solutions described. Results of testing indicate that the concept is viable. A small list of facets of design yet to be investigated indicates future work. Appended is a brief description of a small, superconducting, homopolar generator that was also built. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GENERATORS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY), MOTOR GENERATORS, POWER EQUIPMENT, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, ALTERNATING CURRENT, MAGNET COILS, TEST METHODS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS).

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE