Passive Electrodynamic Magnetic Thrust Bearing Especially Designed for Constant Speed Applications
Two years ago we presented a magnetic thrust bearing consisting of two stationary sets of coils located between two rotating planar repulsive Halbach arrays. We will present here a small modification of these bearings by purely passive elements, which increase the restoring stiffness by a factor of up to ten. This modification is particularly suitable for constant speed applications.
Booktitle: Proceedings of ISMB10