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ELECTROMAGNETIC LEVITATION OF NONMAGNETIC DISC

By D. Spalek

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Abstract:
The paper presents analytical solution of nonmagnetic and conductive disc levitation problem. The alternating magnetic field exerts eddy currents in conductive disc and levitation force, subsequently. The electromagnetic field and eddy currents distributions are determined. The force acting upon nonmagnetic disc (Lorentz, Maxwell, coenergy methods) and power losses (Joule volume integral, Poynting surface integral methods) are evaluated. For example, levitation force and power losses versus field frequency are figured out. Additionally, an optimization task for power losses at constant disc volume is solved.

Citation:
D. Spalek, "Electromagnetic Levitation of Nonmagnetic Disc," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 52, 201-213, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIERM16100801

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