Two types of magnetic bearing systems employing permanent magnets to be used for vertical-shaft and horizontal-shaft machines, respectively, have been designed and fabricated in our laboratory. In this article we report a comparative evaluation of (i) the permanent magnet configuration and its effect on radial disturbance attenuation, (ii) magnetic losses and their effect on energy storage, and (iii) the off-state position of the rotor magnet in two types of bearing systems. Experimental results are presented.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Issue number||8 II A|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Apr 1999|