CRYOGENIC ASPECTS OF SUPERCONDUCTING ELECTRICAL MACHINES FOR SHIP PROPULSION
Comprehensive studies have been performed on complete propulsion system, including liquid helium refrigeration support equipment, to determine overall size and weight of such systems. Development of high specific horsepower superconducting propulsion systems require machine designs with thermodynamic optimum cryogenic conditions as well as acceptable machine efficiency. Westinghouse has designed, built, and tested two superconducting a-c generators. This paper summarizes the results of superconducting propulsion design studies and the experience developed on the Segmag machines.
- Prepared for ASME Meeting, Nov, 17-22 1974.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersThree Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Mole, C J
- Litz, D C
- Feranchak, R A
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Cryogenics; High speed rail; Propulsion; Ships; Superconductivity; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced propulsion; Propulsion machinery; Superconductive ship propulsion
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00097576
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper N74-WA/PID-9
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM