A STUDY OF UNEVEN WEAR IN COMMUTATORS

Mathematical study using a diagrammatical test model of the phenomenon. The effects of mechanical wear that tends to develop in the commutator surface, which corresponds to the variations and is due to strains in the brushes, is represented by a Fourier series based on the angular velocity of the motor. The electric wear profile is also described. The author reaches conclusions about ways to lengthen commutator life.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 4th ASME Intersociety Conference on Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Avery, R W
    • Leever, R C
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Report/Paper Numbers: D/0-16
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM