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Professor Jesse W. Beams and the first practical magnetic suspensionDr. Jesse W. Beams developed the first practical magnetic suspension for high speed rotating devices. The devices included high speed rotating mirrors, ultracentrifuges, and high speed centrifugal field rotors. A brief biography of Dr. Beams is presented, and the following topics are discussed: (1) early axial magnetic suspension for ultracentrifuges; and (2) magnetic suspension for high centrifugal fields.
Document ID
19920018480
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Allaire, P. E. (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Humphris, R. R. (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Lewis, D. W. (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Research Center, International Symposium on Magnetic Suspension Technology, Part 1
Subject Category
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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