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Five-MVA Superconducting Generator Development

  • C. J. Mole
  • T. J. Fagan
  • H. E. HallerIII
  • D. C. Litz
  • A. Patterson
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 18)

Abstract

Since the first superconducting magnet was fabricated in the early 1960’s, studies have been conducted on the application of superconductivity to electrical machines. Some of the original work was done by Thullen [1]. A small generator with a rotating superconducting field winding was constructed as part of his work to demonstrate feasibility of these machines on a small scale. Thullen also investigated the potential for a 1000-M VA unit by outlining the major design for such a unit. A larger ac synchronous generator [2] is now under construction to determine characteristics of larger machines.

Keywords

Test Stand Massachusetts InstItute ofTechnology Synchronous Generator Heat Leak Radial Stiffness 
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References

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    P. Thullen, Ph.D. Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1969).Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Mole
    • 1
  • T. J. Fagan
    • 1
  • H. E. HallerIII
    • 1
  • D. C. Litz
    • 1
  • A. Patterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Westinghouse Electric CorporationPittsburghUSA

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