Multi-machine Topology Versus Monolithic Switched Reluctance Machine in Low Speed Applications

P. Lobato, J. A. Dente, J. F. Martins, A. J. Pires

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Abstract

In regards to SR machines design, there are a multiplicity of feasible topologies, differentiated by the properties of the electrical and magnetic circuits, and their relative location. A feasible SRG topology for an energy converter can comprise a series of n-SR machines assembled on a common axis. Comparing with a monolithic SR machine, that mono-axial multi-machine topology shows a higher fault tolerance and a simpler maintenance. The proposed scale models methodology makes it easy to incorporate in comparison of SR topologies other physical phenomena such as thermal effect and magnetic saturation by introducing some constraints. With the comparison of topologies, the issues surrounding the design of low speed SR multi-machine topology are discussed, leading into consideration monolithic topologies. The monolithic topology can optimize the efficiency taking benefits from the gain of power per unit of copper mass and lower losses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-2910-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2018
Event53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/09/187/09/18

Keywords

  • Low Speed Energy Converters
  • Multi-machine topology
  • Scale Models
  • Switched Reluctance Generator

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    Lobato, P., Dente, J. A., Martins, J. F., & Pires, A. J. (2018). Multi-machine Topology Versus Monolithic Switched Reluctance Machine in Low Speed Applications. In Proceedings - 2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018 [8542022] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/UPEC.2018.8542022