From Maxwell's equations, the author obtains a basic equation for partial shunt currents passing through a rotating disc in a magnetic field. From this he deduces the operation of an eddy-current brake, which he shows can be compared to an induction motor when a direct current passes through the stator. He thus deduces some of the properties of this brake in relation to the speed which gives the maximum torque, to the number of poles, and the effect on torque of the disc material: steel, cast iron, copper, aluminum.

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    Hochschule fuer Verkehrswesen "Friedrich List"

    Friedrich-List Platz 1
    Dresden 801,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Schulze, R
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00165055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM