DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SEGMENTED MAGNET HOMOPOLAR TORQUE CONVERTER

The 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 concept offers an efficient, lightweight low volume design with potential application over a wide range of speeds and power ratings in the range from hundreds to tens of thousands of horsepower. This machine concept can be applied to commercial and military advanced concept vehicles for both terrain and marine environments. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Semi-annual Report No. 3. See also report dated June 73, AD-762759, MRIS Vol. 8, #48410.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Electro-Mechanical Division
    Cheswick, PA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Mole, C J
    • Arcella, F G
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EM-4559
  • Contract Numbers: DAHC15-72-C-0229, ARPA Order-2174
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM