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ON THE SUITABILITY OF USING HALBACH ARRAYS AS POTENTIAL ENERGY STORAGE MEDIA

By D. Mansson

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Abstract:
In the work presented here, the suitability of an unusual energy storage medium is investigated. The energy storage system is based on the forceful compression of two magnetic Halbach arrays. The mass and volume energy density is obtained and compared to existing common energy storage systems. The charge and discharge times and depths are also discussed. In addition, limits and considerations, which are needed for practical implementation, e.g., risk of demagnetization, internal mechanical stresses, heating of the magnetic structure and financial efficiency are investigated.

Citation:
D. Mansson, "On the Suitability of Using Halbach Arrays as Potential Energy Storage Media," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 58, 151-166, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIERB14010704

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