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Component Validation of High Power Transcutaneous Energy Transfer System1

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Joseph Tartakoff

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Rochester Institute of Technology,
Rochester General Hospital,
Rochester, NY 14621

Coley Duncan

Infectious Disease Unit,
Rochester General Hospital,
Rochester, NY 14621

Steven Day

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Rochester Institute of Technology,
Rochester General Hospital,
Rochester, NY 14621

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014.DOI: 10.1115/1.4027014

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received February 28, 2014; published online April 28, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(2), 020914 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1043; doi: 10.1115/1.4027014 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised February 28, 2014

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Fig. 1

Schematic of eventual motor generator set with permanent magnetic coupling [4]

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Fig. 2

Efficiency as a function of torque and speed. All data shown at 18 mm gap distance to ensure no link breaking occurred. Terminal ends of curves enter the motor stall region where RPM goes to zero due to high resistive torque.

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Fig. 3

Characterization of maximum torque before link break versus the separation distance between the magnetic couplings (tested at 8000 RPM)



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