SUPERCONDUCTING AC MACHINES FOR SHIP PROPULSION

The potential of superconducting AC machines for applications in ship propulsion is reviewed. Five types of AC superconducting machines are described and evaluated: High-speed generators, low-speed synchronous motors, induction motors, thyristor switched motors, and torque compensated motors. Preliminary designs are given for each together with experimental results for some. The design methods developed for the machines will provide the basis for study of propulsion systems using AC superconducting machines.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium, New London, Connecticut, April 26-29, 1978. Available only in bound proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Smith Jr, J
    • Kirtley Jr, J L
    • Rumore, F C
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00174000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 21
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM