Novel electro-magnetic test facility for the calibration of a propulsor fluctuating force module

N. Schofield, A. Lonsdale, A. Y. Hodges

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Abstract

The testing of scale model propulsors is an essential part of any marine propulsion design process. The fluctuating force module (FFM) is a self-contained, instrumented propulsor drive system designed to be an integral part of a scaled propulsor test facility. This paper describes a novel electro-magnetic test facility which provides a static axial thrust of 0-1 kN and triaxial dynamic forces of 0.3-3Nrms, at frequencies of 80-800 Hz, to an equivalent propulsor mass rotating at speeds of 0-900 rpm, in order to calibrate the FFM force measurement systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1737-e1739
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume272-276
Issue numberS1
Early online date17 Jan 2004
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Magnetism - Rome, Italy
Duration: 27 Jul 20031 Aug 2003

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