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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Christian Brecher
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Joint Technology Initiatives
Project duration:
01.10.2019 to 30.11.2021
EU contribution:
1.009.345 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 865364.  


Measurement and Analysis of Generator bearing Loads and Efficiency with Validation


The project (MAGLEV) objective is to make a significant contribution to the new class of bearing relief generators. This contribution will be developed by building a demonstrator machine. Technical methods will be developed to reduce misalignments and vibrations of the generator, enabling operation at higher power density and efficiency compared to the existing solutions.

MAGLEV will develop cutting edge IP, which could change the world of electrical machines completely if successful, and should be able to secure and enhance EU industries’ competiveness.

MAGLEV includes challenging tasks such as measuring shaft instantaneous position and bearing loadings accurately in dynamic operating conditions at high speed, developing a control technology to emulate the loads on the generator with a bearing relief system, the commissioning of the demonstrator machine, obtaining test data, and validating the simulation results with test data.
Close and efficient communication with the Topic Leader is one of the key success factors in MAGLEV.


  • Romax Technology Limited, United Kingdom

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