Investigation on the performance of the DI-BSCCO superconducting electric motor

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Abstract

Superconducting electrical devices have been developed in various fields especially in the energy industry over a decade. Superconducting motor is one of the electrical devices that attracted the attention of engineers and researchers from the universities and industries due to its distinctive energy efficiency. This paper addresses the performance of superconducting-wound electric motor when compared with conventional copper-wound electric motor. DC synchronous single-phase series motor has been chosen as the base for development of both motors. Two prototypes of electric motor fabricated using conventional copper coils and superconducting coils were developed with similar motor type, design, dimensions, and features. The superconducting motor coils were wound using the drastically innovative Bi-2223 (DI-BSCCO) Type H wires developed by the Sumitomo Electric Industries Limited, Japan. A finite element analysis was also performed to get a clear view on flux plots of the magnetic induction. Features of the superconducting motor and the special coil frame designed to protect the superconducting wire was also presented in this paper. In addition, the torque performances for both types of motor were measured. The superconducting electric motor was found to consume lower power to produce the same output compared with the conventional copper-wound motor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEE 2009 - Proceeding 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy and Environment
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancement Towards Global Sustainability
Pages221-225
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2009
Event2009 3rd International Conference on Energy and Environment: Advancement Towards Global Sustainability, ICEE 2009 - Malacca, Malaysia
Duration: 07 Dec 200908 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameICEE 2009 - Proceeding 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy and Environment: Advancement Towards Global Sustainability

Other

Other2009 3rd International Conference on Energy and Environment: Advancement Towards Global Sustainability, ICEE 2009
CountryMalaysia
CityMalacca
Period07/12/0908/12/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Chin, K. M., A. Hamid, N., See, K. W., & Mohamed Sahari, K. S. (2009). Investigation on the performance of the DI-BSCCO superconducting electric motor. In ICEE 2009 - Proceeding 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy and Environment: Advancement Towards Global Sustainability (pp. 221-225). [5398644] (ICEE 2009 - Proceeding 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy and Environment: Advancement Towards Global Sustainability). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEENVIRON.2009.5398644