AC Loss Modeling in HTS Machines for Turboelectric Propulsion in Aircraft

dc.contributor.advisorMasson, Philippe J.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSharma, Pradeep
dc.contributor.committeeMemberYang, Di
dc.creatorPhifer, Virginia
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-18T00:06:26Z
dc.date.available2019-09-18T00:06:26Z
dc.date.createdAugust 2017
dc.date.issued2017-08
dc.date.submittedAugust 2017
dc.date.updated2019-09-18T00:06:27Z
dc.description.abstractAs environmental concern increases, the aircraft industry is looking toward distributed propulsion to improve efficiency and reduce emissions. Superconducting turbo-electric motors and generators replace traditional high-bypass ratio turbine engines. However, superconductors are susceptible to large AC losses when subjected to variable magnetic fields. Thus accurate loss calculations are crucial in determining the optimum weight of a superconducting machine. This paper expands upon 3-D models, comprising a low fidelity zeroth order and high fidelity electromagnetic, thermal, and structural models, developed to size fully superconducting machines. Improvements focused on the electromagnetic analysis in the zeroth order model by updating solutions to the magnetic field and AC losses, resulting in more accurate solutions. Many superconducting machines use copper stator windings, eliminating large AC losses, but copper is resistive, requiring more mass to produce the same power as a superconductor. The mass of fully and partially superconducting machines was compared to determine which system is better suited for turbo-electric propulsion.
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineering, Department of
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/4764
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsThe author of this work is the copyright owner. UH Libraries and the Texas Digital Library have their permission to store and provide access to this work. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation of this work is prohibited except with permission of the author(s).
dc.subjectSuperconductivity
dc.subjectHigh-temperature superconductors
dc.subjectAircraft propulsion
dc.subjectAC losses
dc.subjectHysteresis
dc.subjectSuperconducting generator
dc.subjectAC losses
dc.titleAC Loss Modeling in HTS Machines for Turboelectric Propulsion in Aircraft
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeCullen College of Engineering
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineering, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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