RELUCTANCE MOTOR TEST

Data from torque, radial moment, and temperature tests establish the operating limits of the N.S. Savannah prototype reluctance motor. With maximum torque required to rotate the rotor engagement approximately 2 lb/ft at the end of mechanism life, the dynamic and static torque characteristics were found sufficient for latching torque. The radial moment test determined if the sufficient radial moment was available to latch and hold the arms with the minimum operating current. Temperature tests determined stator dissipation characteristics. The stator was found to meet all operational requirements. Battery power with 100 V was considered sufficient to latch and rotate the rotor under dc emergency operation providing the rod insertion speed was 60 inches per minute. Input of 120 Vdc provided a minimum of 20, additional torque and latching moments.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number BAW-184.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Borg-Warner Corporation

    Marvel-Schebler Products Division
    Decatur, IL  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Dikinis, D V
  • Publication Date: 1960-11-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026301
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 184
  • Contract Numbers: AT(30-1)-2478
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM