SUPERCONDUCTING D. C. MACHINES: - A 1 MW PROPULSION SYSTEM; - STUDIES FOR COMMERCIAL SHIP PROPULSION

This paper describes the commissioning and some of the tests which have been carried out on a superconducting propulsion system comprising a 1 MW superconducting generator and a 1340 hp superconducting motor. The design, construction and tests on the system have taken place over a period of 5 years and the paper presents some construction and operational experience. The major problems were the behavior of the helium compressor and a 'cold leak' on the generator cryostat. Results of studies which have been carried out in the use of superconducting propulsion systems in a number of types of ship are also presented. The studies were carried out in Great Britain.

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    • Presented at the Applied Superconduction Conference at Stanford University, August 17-30, 1976.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Appleton, A D
    • Bartram, T C
    • Potts, R
    • Watts, R W
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 767-769
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. MAG-13 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM