Applications and Research Topics for Active Magnetic Bearings

  • Gerhard SchweitzerEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IUTAM Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 1011)


More than 30 years of research and application experience have lead to active magnetic bearings (AMB), which allow unique applications for rotating machinery with excellent performance. The paper will briefly discuss the state of art by giving historic examples and actual industrial applications. The main part is devoted to recent research topics, as a challenge to young researchers in rotor dynamics, mechatronics design and control. As an outlook, novel applications for nuclear and underwater environment, and for a superconductive bearing are addressed.


Magnetic bearings Active magnetic bearings Research topics Rotor dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechatronics ConsultingKuesnachtSwitzerland

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