In 1976 the British Railways Technical Centre produced a three-phase wheelset motor where the motor is mounted inside a tubular axle, the axle itself forming the rotor. Because the whole motor is unsprung, it must be light and able to withstand high shock loadings, conditions well met by squirrel-cage induction motors. A new design now being developed will have the stator as the axle with rotor and wheelset revolving around it. This arrangement removes the need for inner bearings and eliminates the stator lamination stack as a load bearing path.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications

    Penthouse 1, 15 West 55th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Stokes, R W
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 13-15
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM