Development of a superconducting claw-pole linear test-rig

Creative Commons License

Radyjowski P., KEYSAN O. , Burchell J., Mueller M.

SUPERCONDUCTOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, cilt.29, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Superconducting generators can help to reduce the cost of energy for large offshore wind turbines, where the size and mass of the generator have a direct effect on the installation cost. However, existing superconducting generators are not as reliable as the alternative technologies. In this paper, a linear test prototype for a novel superconducting claw-pole topology, which has a stationary superconducting coil that eliminates the cryocooler coupler will be presented. The issues related to mechanical, electromagnetic and thermal aspects of the prototype will be presented.