Design and analysis aspects of radial flux air-cored permanent magnet wind generator system for direct battery charging applications

Stegmann, Johannes Abraham (2010-12)

Thesis (MScEng (Electrical and Electronic Engineering))--University of Stellenbosch, 2010.


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The electromagnetic and mechanical design aspects of optimally designed doublesided rotor radial flux permanent magnet wind generators with non-overlap aircored (iron-less) stator windings are analysed in this thesis. The wind generator is implemented in a battery charging system for use in rural settlements and farms. The optimal generator and system design is based on an accurate analytical model and is confirmed with finite element analysis. It is shown, amongst other things, that the electromagnetic design and surprisingly not the mechanical design, determines the rotor yoke dimensions and, hence, largely the mass and cost of the generator. Alternative battery charging systems are also considered and discussed.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die elektromagnetiese en meganiese ontwerp aspekte van optimaal ontwerpte dubbel-kant rotor radiale vloed permanente magneet windgenerators met nieoorvleuelende lug kern (sonder yster) statorwindings word in hierdie tesis ontleed. Die windgenerator word geplaas in 'n battery-laai stelsel vir gebruik in landelike nedersettings en plase. Die optimale generator en die stelsel ontwerp is gegrond op 'n akkurate analitiese model en is bevestig met eindige element analise. Daar word onder andere getoon dat die elektromagnetiese ontwerp, en nie die meganiese ontwerp, die rotor juk dimensies en dus grootliks die massa en die koste van die generator, bepaal. Alternatiewe battery-laai stelsels word ook oorweeg en bespreek.

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