Active Magnetic Bearings for Frictionless Rotating Machineries

SETIAWAN, Joga Dharma (2006) Active Magnetic Bearings for Frictionless Rotating Machineries. ROTASI, 8 (3). pp. 6-10. ISSN 1411-027X


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Active magnetic bearing (AMB) systems can support a rotor without physical contact and enable users to precisely control rotor position and vibration as function of time or other parameters. These frictionless and programmable features have made AMB suitable to meeting the demand for higher speed, higher efficiency and reliability of rotating machineries in many industrial application including oil and gas production, power generation and energy conservation, clean manufacturing and transportation. This paper reviews the components and working principles of AMB, which requires basic understanding of rotordynamics, electromagnetisms, power electronics and control theories. Several configurations and applications of AMB are presented including design and cost issues. The capabilities of several major AMB world manufacturers are evaluated. The paper concludes with the summary of investigation topics at several leading AMB research centers. It is hoped that this paper can provide an up-to-date, brief and yet comprehensive introduction of the AMB technology for potential users and industrial communities in general. Keywords : Control, magnetic bearing, magnetic levitation, rotordynamics

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:School of Postgraduate (mixed) > Master Program in Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:3625
Deposited On:14 Jan 2010 10:00
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 10:00

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