A superconductive motor has been built to demonstrate the size and performance features required in electric ship drive applications. It's a 51-cm-dia, d-c machine designed for 400 to 1000 hp and includes a cryogenically cooled superconducting magnet and copper drum conductors with liquid-metal brushes. Initial tests, at up to 400 hp, indicate that efficiency and power goals can be achieved. The advantages of superconductive drives in future high-performance ships are illustrated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Doyle, T J
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

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  • Accession Number: 00149311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM