PERFORMANCE OF A SINGLE-SIDED LINEAR INDUCTION MOTOR WITH SOLID BACK IRON AND WITH VARIOUS MISALIGNMENTS. PHASE II- VOLUME 1

A test facility was designed and built to measure all aspects of the performance of a single-sided high-speed linear induction motor with solid back iron over a wide range of frequency, speed, and excitation. The facility was equipped and instrumented to measure all the usual performance parameters plus all of the six-axis forces in normal operation and, when displaced, in the remaining five degrees of freedom (air gap, lateral, pitch, roll, and yaw). Performance in the normal position was compared to the mesh/matrix prediction. Generally good agreement was obtained between measured and predicted values of thrust and efficiency. Differences between predicted and measured thrust (especially at high slips) were related to the solid back iron and skin saturation. Agreement between predicted and measured normal forces was not satisfactory. The six-axis force measuring system was thoroughly analyzed to determine the range of validity of the measurements and the errors inherent in using a sector motor to simulate a flat linear motor.

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    General Electric

    Marine Turbine & Gear Engineer, 1100 Western Ave
    Lynn, MA  United States  01910

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kliman, G B
    • Mischler, W R
    • Oney, W R
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 103 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/53-1 Final Rpt., SRD-78-069
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-64147
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM