This report describes the application of segmented magnet (SEGMAG) electrical generators and motors for ship propulsion drives. It encompasses the conceptual design of a 40,000 horsepower per shaft, two shaft, drive system for a destroyer type vessel and a 20,000 horsepower per shaft, two shaft, drive system for a hydrofoil type vessel. It also includes a detail design and initiated construction of a 3,000 horsepower per shaft, two shaft, prototype drive system for a land based demonstration. All three drive systems utilize gas turbines for prime movers. In addition to the main propulsion machinery designs, the auxiliaries required for the systems are also described. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-A060782/0ST Appendix: SEGMAG Machines For Marine Electrical Propulsion Systems.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Research and Development Center

    1310 Beulah Road
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15235
  • Authors:
    • Feranchak, R A
    • Powell, R B
    • Miller, H W
    • Putnam, T H
    • Prines, F J
  • Publication Date: 1978-9-13

Media Info

  • Pagination: 385 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78-9B2-SYSTA-R1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-77-C-0307
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM