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Slotless-armature DC drives for surface warship propulsion

Spooner, E; Bucknall, RWG; Haines, NA; (1995) Slotless-armature DC drives for surface warship propulsion. In: IEE 7th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Drives. IEE: Durham.

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Abstract

A slotless armature with multiplex connection can operate with higher coil voltage and current than a conventional armature before the commutation limits are reached and so can achieve higher power ratings. DC motors may be designed for powers of tens of MW. The resulting machine may use a conventional field system, permanent magnets or superconducting coils for excitation. Alternative machine designs are compared. The superconducting field offers the lightest and most compact overall arrangement and the best efficiency. Permanent-magnet excitation offers the simplest and possibly the cheapest solution.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Slotless-armature DC drives for surface warship propulsion
Event:7th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Drives
Location:Durham
Dates:1995-09
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Mechanical Engineering

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