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The Design of Current Carrying Mechanisms Operating in a Magnetic Field

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W. S. Reed

Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex.

W. D. Smith

General Dynamics Corp., Fort Worth, Tex.

J. Mech. Des 100(3), 574-582 (Jul 01, 1978) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3453970 History: Received June 01, 1977; Online October 21, 2010

Abstract

Extensions to earlier work presented on the electrodynamics of a planar mechanism moving in a magnetic field are considered in this paper. The effects of damping and self-fields are added to the equations of motion. These equations are then integrated numerically for an example design having a constant torque input, a constant angular velocity input, and a constant voltage input. The results of numerous parametric studies are then presented as a basis for design of these devices. Finally the results of experimental work are presented in order to verify the numerical model.

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