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