Accession Number:

AD0762759

Title:

Design and Development of a Segmented Magnet Homopolar Torque Converter

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual technical rept. no. 2, 1 Dec 1972-31 May 1973

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP CHESWICK PA ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

This program is for the research and development of a new mechanical power transmission concept the segmented magnet homopolar torque converter. The purpose of this device is to convert unidirectional torque of constant speed such as from a steam turbine prime mover into variable speed output torque in either the forward or reverse directions. The report period encompasses the completion of Phase I study phase, and the initiation of Phase 2 experimental work. In Phase I the technical problems were reviewed, the machine concepts were studied, and a detailed technical plan was evolved for the entire program. In Phase 2, theoretical, engineering, and experimental tasks will be performed to develop a reliable current collection system which will be demonstrated in an actual segmented magnet homopolar machine, and a design layout evolved for a demonstration torque converter.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE