Development of stator windings for fully superconducting motor with MgB2 wires

Kazuhiro Kajikawa, Yushi Uchida, Taketsune Nakamura, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Tsuyoshi Wakuda, Kazuhide Tanaka

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Stator windings for a superconducting motor with MgB2 wires are fabricated and tested. The stator windings are composed of 12 element coils in the form of a racetrack, and located in iron core slots to generate a rotating magnetic field of three phases and four poles. Preliminary estimations by means of numerical calculations with a finite element method indicate that the magnetic-flux distribution in a gap between the stator and rotor cores contains relatively significant components of fifth and seventh harmonics compared with a fundamental component. An MgB2 rotor prepared in the previous work can be rotated at a synchronous speed successfully by energizing the fabricated stator windings with a pulse width modulation inverter and compensating for the higher harmonics with a torque boost voltage.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6410357
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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