The report describes research and development of a new mechanical power transmission concept; the segmented magnet homopolar torque converter. The purpose of this device is to convert unidirectional torque of constant speed (such as from a steam turbine prime mover) into variable speed output torque in either the forward or reverse directions. The concept offers an efficient, lightweight low volume design with potential application over a wide range of speeds and power ratings in the range from hundreds to tens of thousands of horsepower. This machine concept can be applied to commercial and military advanced concept vehicles for both terrain and marine environments. The report pertains to the initial study phase of a proposed 45 month program to design and develop this machine. In this phase all of the technical problems are being reviewed, the machinery concepts and applications are being studied, and a detailed technical plan is being evolved for the entire program. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Electric Corporation

    Electro-Mechanical Division
    Cheswick, PA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Mole, C G
    • Arcella, F G
    • Berkey, E
    • Boes, D J
    • Brenner, W C
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EM-4471 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DAHC15-72-C-0229
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM