Experimental Characterization of a Conventional (Aluminum) and of a Superconducting (YBCO) Axial Flux Disc Motor

Inácio, D and Pina, João and Luis, Goņalo and Martins, J. F. and Ventim-Neves, M. and Alvarez, Alfredo (2011) Experimental Characterization of a Conventional (Aluminum) and of a Superconducting (YBCO) Axial Flux Disc Motor. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 21 (3), pp. 1146-1150. ISSN 1051-8223. eISSN 1558-2515. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2010.2098832. (ISI Web of Science).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASC.2010.2098832


An equivalent model and electromechanical characteristics for the disk motor was obtained based on the Steinmetz parameters. This paper describes a series of tests conducted on an axial flux motor, equipped with an aluminum rotor disc and an YBCO high temperature superconducting rotor disc, at liquid nitrogen temperature (77 K). The rotating magnetic field was produced by a four-pole, three-phase stator winding, at 50 Hz. At asynchronous permanent regime, Steinmetz-type models are able to describe both motors' behavior. From the performed tests, the parameters of both motors' models were deduced. A variable load was used to obtain both motor's characteristics (conventional and superconducting). Experimental obtained characteristics of both motors are compared with the ones predicted from parameters' calculation. The HTS motor provides high efficiency then the conventional ones.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Engenharia Electrotécnica > Máquinas Eléctricas > Accionamentos Electromecânicos
Divisions:Centre of Technology and Systems 2007-2010 > CTS0710-B Industrial/Manufacturing Systems and Energy Efficiency > CTS0710-B1 Energy
Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica 2010 > DEE2010-B Energia e Sistemas > DEE2010-B1 Energia
ID Code:4734
Deposited By:MSc. Pedro Miguel Ribeiro Pereira
Deposited On:06 Apr 2011 10:07
Last Modified:22 Apr 2013 10:08

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