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Electromagnetic launch systems for civil aircraft assisted take-off

Bertola, Luca; Cox, Tom; Wheeler, Patrick; Garvey, Seamus D.; Morvan, Herve

Authors

Luca Bertola

Seamus D. Garvey

Herve Morvan



Abstract

This paper considers the feasibility of different technologies for an electromagnetic launcher to assist civil aircraft take-off. This method is investigated to reduce the power required from the engines during initial acceleration. Assisted launch has the potential of reducing the required runway length, reducing noise near airports and improving overall aircraft efficiency through reducing engine thrust requirements. The research compares two possible linear motor topologies which may be efficaciously used for this application. The comparison is made on results from both analytical and finite element analysis (FEA).

Citation

Bertola, L., Cox, T., Wheeler, P., Garvey, S. D., & Morvan, H. (2015). Electromagnetic launch systems for civil aircraft assisted take-off. Archives of Electrical Engineering, 64(4), doi:10.1515/aee-2015-0039

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 5, 2015
Deposit Date Apr 12, 2016
Publicly Available Date Apr 12, 2016
Journal Archives of Electrical Engineering
Electronic ISSN 2300-2506
Publisher De Gruyter
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 64
Issue 4
DOI https://doi.org/10.1515/aee-2015-0039
Keywords civil aircraft launch, electromagnetic launch system, linear induction motor, linear permanent magnet synchronous motor
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/32745
Publisher URL http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/aee.2015.64.issue-4/aee-2015-0039/aee-2015-0039.xml
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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