- Volume 33 Issue 11
As a method obtaining linear thrust force for the magnet wheel producing a strong traction torque, the concept of magnetic shield is suggested and compared with the existing approaches. Specially, as the magnet wheel, in which the permanent magnets rotate mechanically instead of ac driving to make traveling field, is physically similar with the rotary induction motor, there is a periodical force ripple in tangential direction as well as normal direction. But, the force ripple can be suppressed from a shape change of the shield plate. Namely, the change brings out a change of entry and exit effect of the circumferential field for the magnet wheel. The feasibility of the shield concept is verified from simulation and experiment.
Magnetic Shield;Magnet Wheel
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