Magnetic Bearing Design for a High Speed Rotor

  • E. H. Maslen
  • P. E. Allaire
  • M. A. Scott
  • P. Hermann


The design of an example set of magnetic bearings for a small high speed compressor is presented. The bearings were designed to replace the fluid film bearings of an existing compressor design. Reduction of parasitic power losses due to the bearings is projected to be from the current 2 kW down to approximately 200 W.


Critical Speed High Speed Rotor Pole Structure Thrust Bearing Magnetic Bearing 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. H. Maslen
    • 1
  • P. E. Allaire
    • 1
  • M. A. Scott
    • 1
  • P. Hermann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Sundstrand CorporationRockfordUSA

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