Static and Dynamic Electromagnetic Actuator Designs for a Fluctuating Force Module (FFM) Calibration Test Facility

Nigel Schofield, Anthony Lonsdale, Alan 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. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2074-2076
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Volume40
Issue number4 II
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials - International Magnetics Conference - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20049 Jan 2004
Conference number: 9

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