Accession Number : ADA259316
Title : High Temperature Superconducting Bearings for Mechanical Coolers.
Descriptive Note : Monthly rept. no. 35, 1-30 Oct 1992
Corporate Author : MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY INC LATHAM NY
Personal Author(s) : Rao, Dantum K
Report Date : 30 Oct 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : Accomplishment during reporting period built the radial superconducting bearings using a novel concept. The uniqueness of this bearing is that journal is made of rings of permanent magnets and iron. The permanent magnets energize the rings, so that high gradients are developed around the periphery where the flux impinges on the superconductor surface. The tests indicate this type of bearing improves stiffness by a factor of 2 over baseline arrangement that uses a solid piece of magnetic ring on journal.
Descriptors : *SUPERCONDUCTORS , *BEARINGS , HIGH TEMPERATURE , PERMANENT MAGNETS , JOURNAL BEARINGS , MECHANICAL COMPONENTS , RINGS , IRON
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Properties of Metals and Alloys
Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE