Designing, simulations and experiments of a passive permanent magnet bearing
2016 (English)In: International journal of applied electromagnetics and mechanics, ISSN 1383-5416, E-ISSN 1875-8800, Vol. 51, no 2, 131-149 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
This paper presents simulations and experimental results for two types of Passive Permanent Magnet Bearings. The bearing system under investigation consists of two permanent magnet rings opposing to each other in two different configurations. The influence of parameters, such as thickness and radius of permanent magnets, in the force is presented through FEM calculations. Two setups of passive magnetic bearings have been built. Static measurements of radial and axial forces are reported and results compared with simulations. Also, dynamic tests show the behavior of the bearing and the magnitudes of force in the foothold. The results are presented to show trends in the parameters, so the conclusions are applicable for other sizes and applications. As an example, the application as a top bearing for a 12 kW vertical axis wind turbine is considered.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 51, no 2, 131-149 p.
Permanent magnetic bearing, finite element method, vertical axis bearing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299628DOI: 10.3233/JAE-150162ISI: 000377871000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-299628DiVA: diva2:949829
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