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Air gap winding method and support structure for a super conducting generator and method for forming the same

United States Patent

November 25, 2003
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A method of forming a winding support structure for use with a superconducting rotor wherein the method comprises providing an inner support ring, arranging an outer support ring around the inner support ring, coupling first and second support blocks to the outer support ring and coupling a lamination to the first and second support blocks. A slot is defined between the support blocks and between the outer support ring and the lamination to receive a portion of a winding. An RTV fills any clearance space in the slot.
Hopeck; James Frederick (Mechanicville, NY)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
10/ 198,137
July 19, 2002
This invention was made with government support under government contract no. DEFC0293CH10589 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights to this invention.