IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - A new concept for weight reduction of large direct drive machines

2008 International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM'08)

Author(s): G. Shrestha ; H. Polinder ; D.J. Bang ; J.A. Ferreira ; A.S. McDonald
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 September 2008
Conference Location: Vilamoura, Portugal
Conference Date: 6 September 2008
Page(s): 1 - 6
ISBN (CD): 978-1-4244-1736-0
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-4244-1735-3
DOI: 10.1109/ICELMACH.2008.4800206
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