Sparlin, Don M.
The discovery of high-Tc superconductors has led to the development of a number of experimental superconducting motors. This report documents the design, construction, and methods of evaluating the performance of an induction motor with a high-Tc superconducting rotor. While others have utilized the Meissner effect, our superconducting motor works due to Lenz’s law. In theory such a device will act as an induction motor only during start-up, after which its behavior is more like that of a synchronous machine. With a one-pole copper squirrel cage providing start-up torque two high-Tc discs encased in the rotor core act to bring the machine to synchronous speed.
16 Apr 1992
Bowness, Terry, "Design and Development of a Superconducting Induction Motor" (1992). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 51.