NON-UNIFORM POWER DISTRIBUTION IN LINEAR INDUCTION MOTORS DUE TO END EFFECTS

This paper presents experimental data showing the effects of electrical and magnetic discontinuities on linear induction motor (LIM) performance. The power distribution along the LIM, the effect of the machine length, and the validity of assuming a LIM model in which the iron extends beyond the bound of the winding were investigated. The test bed for the experiments was the linear induction motor research vehicle (LIMRV). The LIMRV, an aerodynamically shaped, 112 m/s (250-mph) steel wheel on steel rail vehicle, was powered by an onboard gas turbine-driven alternator. The thrust-producing element of the propulsion system is a 2500-hp LIM, rated at 1040 v line-to-line, at 173.3 Hz.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • IEEE Power Eng Soc, Summer Meeting, Los Angeles, California, July 16-21, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Bevan, RJA
    • Kalman, G P
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00184958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper F 78 754-4 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM