Certain shapes of transverse flux motor can be self-supporting and guiding without a separate coil system. Because the motion is similar to that of a piece of wood floating and drifting in a river, the name 'magnetic river' was given to the device. The importance of this development can be considered at two levels. First, if the machine is used as the propulsion unit for a vehicle having a separate means of suspension, then no unwanted reaction forces are developed. The second and more far-reaching prospect is that the machine may, when developed from its present early form, be regarded as the whole suspension and guidance means of the vehicle.

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    Institute of Elect Engrs, Publishing Department

    P.O. Box 8, Southgate House
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  • Authors:
    • Eastham, J F
    • Laithwaite, E R
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Pagination: p. 1108
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  • Accession Number: 00095624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM