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Liu, D. (author), Polinder, H. (author), Abrahamsen, Asger Bech (author), Ferreira, J.A. (author)
This paper aims at assessing the potential of partially superconducting generators for 10 MW direct-drive wind turbines by investigating their performance for a very wide range of excitation currents. Performance indicators such as shear stress and efficiency and other generator characteristics are compared for 12 different generator topologies....
journal article 2017
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Wang, X. (author), Liu, D. (author), Lahaye, D.J.P. (author), Polinder, H. (author), Ferreira, J.A. (author)
The brushless doubly-fed induction machine (DFIM) has great potential as a variable-speed generator for wind turbine applications. This special machine has a richer space-harmonic spectrum due to its special nested-loop rotor construction compared with conventional induction machines. It may result in higher iron losses, higher torque ripple and...
conference paper 2017
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Wang, X. (author), Liu, D. (author), Lahaye, D.J.P. (author), Polinder, H. (author), Ferreira, J.A. (author)
Permanent-magnet machines with fractional slot concentrated windings are easy to manufacture. Their popularity therefore is steadily increasing. Without a proper design, however, the induced eddy-current losses in the solid rotor get rather high. The modeling and the prediction of eddy-current losses for these machines are thus very important...
conference paper 2016