Accession Number : ADA130376

Title :   Development of a Generator Stator Insulation System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CA TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Buritz,Robert S

PDF Url : ADA130376

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : The insulation of stator windings in generators is an old technology, dating to the turn of the century with kraft paper insulated, oil filled cables. Recently, two new classes of machines requiring much more advanced techniques of insulation have emerged. These generators are designed for relatively short duty in situations where light weight and small size are crucial to the overall mission, and mobility is a must. One class of machines uses superconducting windings to achieve small size. The other class consists of conventional generators designed to have extremely high power densities and specific powers. These machines represent a considerable engineering achievement, being significantly smaller than any previous generator. In one of these generators, manufactured by Bendix, substantial problems have been encountered in the stator winding insulation, because of the high fields dictated by the extremely high power density. This report presents the Hughes Aircraft Company approach and solution to these problems.

Descriptors :   *Electric generators, *Stators, *Turbine stators, *Electric coils, Insulation, Thermal conductivity, Power supplies, Voltage, Toughness, Flexural properties, Fabrication, Test and evaluation

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE