Electromagnetic launch systems for civil aircraft assisted take-off

Bertola, Luca and Cox, Tom and Wheeler, Patrick and Garvey, Seamus D. and Morvan, Herve (2015) Electromagnetic launch systems for civil aircraft assisted take-off. Archives of Electrical Engineering, 64 (4). pp. 535-546. ISSN 2300-2506

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Abstract

This paper considers the feasibility of different technologies for an electromagnetic launcher to assist civil aircraft take-off. This method is investigated to reduce the power required from the engines during initial acceleration. Assisted launch has the potential of reducing the required runway length, reducing noise near airports and improving overall aircraft efficiency through reducing engine thrust requirements. The research compares two possible linear motor topologies which may be efficaciously used for this application. The comparison is made on results from both analytical and finite element analysis (FEA).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: civil aircraft launch, electromagnetic launch system, linear induction motor, linear permanent magnet synchronous motor
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1515/aee-2015-0039
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 12:41
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 19:43
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/32745

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