High power density HTS iron core machines for marine applications

Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran, Evangelos T. Laskaris, J. W. Bray

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Abstract

We present a conceptual design study to develop high power density High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) machines for two Navy applications: primary ship propulsion power generation and drive, and power generation modules (PGM). The objective of the study was to evaluate the design of a 36 MW, 3600 rpm generator, a 36 MW, 120 rpm propulsion motor, and a 4 MW, 7000 rpm power generation module. The generators are to be driven directly by the turbines without the benefit of clutch or gear. Several design concepts were evaluated, including iron core rotors and homopolar inductor alternator topologies. Engineering trade-offs make the re-introudction of ferromagnetic iron attractive for a number of reasons. High power density is obtained by the increased airgap flux density and armature loading, and, for high speed applications, the high tip velocity of the rotor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, PES
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, PES - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 28 2007

Publication series

Name2007 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, PES

Other

Other2007 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, PES
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period6/24/076/28/07

Keywords

  • Electric propulsion
  • Power density
  • Superconducting machines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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