Behavior of a novel thrust magnetic bearing with a cylindrical rotor on high speed rotation

Kimio Hijikata, Masatsugu Takemoto, Satoshi Ogasawara, Akira Chiba, Tadashi Fukao

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Thrust magnetic bearings, which can regulate axial displacement of a rotor shaft, have been used for high-speed rotation. However, conventional thrust magnetic bearings have many problems in manufacturing and assembling caused by a large disk rotor of itself. Therefore, we have proposed a novel structure of a thrust magnetic bearing without the large disk rotor. A cylindrical rotor, that has a small diameter as well as a simple shape, is used in the proposed thrust magnetic bearing. This paper introduces the structure and the principle of the proposed thrust magnetic bearing. In addition, it is shown with experiments on high-speed operation that the proposed thrust magnetic bearing is equipped with the sufficient performance in order to make for practical use.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5257003
Pages (from-to)4617-4620
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic bearings
  • Magnetic levitation
  • Magnetic suspension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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