Theory and Design of Electrical Rotating Machinery.
Final rept. 1 May 72-31 Oct 79,
WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER PITTSBURGH PA
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The objective of this program was to contribute toward new and improved rotating machines for Naval applications, with emphasis on superconducting machinery. Work has been performed on the theory of ac losses in multifilament superconductors and experiments were made to check the theory. A list of publications and abstracts of scientific papers published under the contract is given, and a review is given of the theory of losses. A macroscopic theory for superconductivity in multifilament superconductors was developed, and the theory was used to calculate the hysteresis and eddy current losses which occur in the presence of changing magnetic fields. Both the transverse field and the longitudinal field cases were considered, and also the self-field loss of an alternating transport current, along with some examples of the combined loss due to alternating applied field and transport current. The results are useful for the design of superconducting devices, such as superconducting motors and generators. A small amount of additional work was done on studies of novel homo- and heteropolar motors.
- Electricity and Magnetism