A structural component that experiences a changing magnetic field during use is described. The structural component can be a stator bore tube, a stator tooth or stator support, for example. A stator bore tube (1) is made of a multi-layered composite material with layers (2b, 2d) of unidirectional carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP). The eddy current direction is along the axis of the stator bore tube (1). The carbon fibres in the CFRP layers (2b, 2d) are orientated along the circumferential (or 'hoop) direction of the stator bore tube (1).
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 05-22-2013
Publication date: 11-26-2014
Applicant: GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY LTD, GB
Inventor: GREER JOHN MICHAEL, GB
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