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 II 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 II, 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. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Semi-annual technical report, no. 2, AD-753541; and MRIS #043937, M17, Vol. 7.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Electro-Mechanical Division
    Cheswick, PA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Mole, C J
    • Arcella, F G
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 70 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 2

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EM-4518 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DAHC15-72-0-0229, ARPA-Order-2174
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 1974 12:00AM