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. The paper describes a novel electromagnetic test facility which provides a static axial thrust of 0-1 kN and triaxial dynamic forces of 0.3-3 Nrms, 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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Magnetics|
|Issue number||4 II|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2004|
|Event||9th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials - International Magnetics Conference - Anaheim, United States|
Duration: 5 Jan 2004 → 9 Jan 2004
Conference number: 9