Shape design optimization of the excitation arrangement and superconducting bulks used in magnetic bearings

Conference: ISTET 2009 - VXV International Symposium on Theoretical Engineering
06/22/2009 - 06/24/2009 at Lübeck, Germany

Proceedings: ISTET 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Barba, Paolo Di; Mognaschi, Maria Evelina; Savini, Antonio (University of Pavia)
May, Hardo (Technical University of Brunswick)
Palka, Ryszard (West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin)

The paper deals with the design optimization of high temperature superconducting magnetic bearings (SMB). The proposed approach allows a multiobjective optimal design with respect to the geometry of the excitation arrangement and the superconducting bulk, in terms of both levitation force and material cost. This method can be also applied for the optimization of other superconductor-permanent magnet configurations.