Superconducting and conventional electromagnetic launch system for civil aircraft assisted take-off

Bertola, Luca, Cox, Thomas, Wheeler, Patrick and Garvey, Seamus D. (2016) Superconducting and conventional electromagnetic launch system for civil aircraft assisted take-off. In: IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo, 18-22 Sep 2016, Milwaukee, USA.

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This paper compares three possible linear motor topologies for an electromagnetic launch system to assist civil aircraft take-off. Assisted launch of civil aircraft has the potential of reducing the required runway length, reducing noise and emissions near airports and improving overall aircraft efficiency through reducing engine thrust requirements. A comparison is made of practical designs of a linear induction motor, a linear permanent magnet synchronous motor and a superconducting linear synchronous motor to propel the A320-200 aircraft. The machine design requirements are established considering aerodynamic and engine performance and allow the aircraft to safely complete the take-off procedure. Analytical design of conventional synchronous and asynchronous linear motor will be compared with finite element analysis. A superconducting synchronous motor design is also considered, accounting for full system losses including the cryocooler power requirement and the mechanical & design constraints necessary for the cooler and the superconducting coils

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords: Electromagnetic Launch, Linear Induction Motor, Linear Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, Linear Superconducting Synchronous Motor, Civil Aircraft
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Depositing User: Burns, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 10:47
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:01

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