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dc.contributor.advisorUlrich Becker.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBryslawskyj, Jason (Jason Bogdan)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-09T16:50:28Z
dc.date.available2010-02-09T16:50:28Z
dc.date.copyright2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/51606
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 33).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis project investigated the possibility of using superconducting bearings in large (3 - 100 MW) electric drives. Superconducting bearings are used to levitate the rotors inside electric drives via the Meiissner effect, whereby superconductors tend to repel magnetic flux. The Finite Element Method was used to model superconducting bearings and optimize their dimensions. Computer simulations were written to simulate the superconducting state as well as perform the optimization. Not only the effect of changing the dimensions of the bearings was explored, but also how effects specific to type II superconductors -such as the partial penetration of magnetic flux- could be used to improve bearing design were considered. Ultimately, a superconducting magnetic bearing with a carrying force of 3210 N was improved to obtain a carrying force of 5200 N.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jason Bryslawskyj.en_US
dc.format.extent58 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectPhysics.en_US
dc.titleOptimization of superconducting magnetic bearings using finite element modelingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc495723904en_US


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