Study of electrical characteristics of the ball bearing motor

see the original item page
in the repository's web site and access all digital files if the item*

1990 (EN)
Study of electrical characteristics of the ball bearing motor (EN)

Hatzikonstantinou, Paul (EN)
Moyssides Paul, G (EN)

N/A (EN)

The electrical characteristics of the ball bearing electric motor are studied for applied steady currents ranging from 43.5 to 70.15 A. It is found that the ball bearing behaves like a motor when it starts self-rotating meaning that the shaft and inner race of the pair of the ball bearing system start rotating by themselves without the help of any external agent, but with a small efficiency at high currents. During self-rotation, the motor's counterelectromotive force depends on the angular velocity of the shaft and inner race. The ball bearing's behavior at low currents is also explained when it is not self-rotating, (i.e., rotating with the help of a conventional motor). In the latter case, the motor does not behave like a generator. A theory, based on the electromagnetic interactions developed within each ball, is proposed to explain the action of the ball bearing as a motor. These interactions are caused by the ball's primary currents and magnetic fields and the effects of the induced magnetic field from the current of the motor's shaft. (EN)


Electric Motors (EN)
Bearings--Ball (EN)
Electric Motor (EN)
Electromagnetic Interactions (EN)
Ball Bearing Motors (EN)
Magnetic Field (EN)

Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (EL)
National Technical University of Athens (EN)

IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (EN)



*Institutions are responsible for keeping their URLs functional (digital file, item page in repository site)