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Advantage of superconducting bearing in a commercial flywheel system

Viznichenko, R and Velichko, AV and Hong, Z and Coombs, TA (2008) Advantage of superconducting bearing in a commercial flywheel system. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 97. ISSN 1742-6588

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The use of a superconducting magnetic bearing in an Urenco Power Technologies (UPT) 100kW flywheel is being studied. The dynamics of a conventional flywheel energy storage system have been studied at low frequencies. We show that the main design consideration is overcoming drag friction losses and parasitic resonances. We propose an original superconducting magnetic bearing design and improved cryogenic motor cooling to increase stability and decrease energy losses in the system. © 2008 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 18:56
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2016 03:18
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/97/1/012120