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Design of tubular Moving Magnet Linear Alternator for use with an External Combustion - Free Piston Engine

Lookup NU author(s): Aslan Jalal, Dr Nick Baker, Dr Dawei Wu

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The work presents a design methodology for a tubular Moving Magnet Linear Alternator for use with an External Combustion - Free Piston Engine (EC-FPE). Modelling and design of three alternative machines of 6 slots / 7 poles composed of feasible PM arrangements have been performed to react the same EC-FPE driving force. Demonstration of geometrical constraints and design methodology for the desired force is primarily presented, from which the Radial machine is found unsuitable for the application under the given design constraints. Then, performance comparison of the remaining designed machines is listed. Comparison using a weighted score system shows that the Quasi-Halbach machine has a lighter translator mass, yet the Axial machine has higher magnet utilisation as well as higher power densities.


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Author(s): Jalal A, Baker NJ, Wu D

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016)

Year of Conference: 2016

Online publication date: 10/11/2016

Acceptance date: 16/02/2016

Date deposited: 27/07/2016

Publisher: Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0273

DOI: 10.1049/cp.2016.0273

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781785611889


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