Linear generators for direct-drive wave energy conversion

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  2. Dr Hendrik Polinder
  3. Professor Barrie Mecrow
  4. Professor Alan Jack
  5. Phillip Dickinson
Author(s)Mecrow BC; Dickinson P; Jack AG; Polinder H; Mueller MA
Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference NameIEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC)
Conference LocationMadison, Wisconsin, USa
Year of Conference2003
Date1-4 June 2003
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The Archimedes Wave Swing (AWS) is a system that converts ocean wave energy into electric energy. The goal of the research described in this paper is to identify the most suitable generator type for this application. Of the more conventional generator types, the three-phase permanent-magnet synchronous generator with iron in both stator and translator is most suitable, because it is cheaper and more efficient than the induction generator, the switched reluctance generator and the permanent. magnet generator with air-gap winding. The paper also proposes a new transverse-flux permanent-magnet generator topology that could be suitable for this application. This new double double-sided TFPM generator has flux concentrators, magnets, and conductors on the stator, while the translator only consists of iron. (15 References).
Notes2. Piscataway, NJ, USA. International Electric Machines & Drives Conference. Madison, WI, USA. IEEE Power Eng., Power Electon., Ind. Electron. & Ind. Appl. Soc. 1-4 June 2003.
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