Numerical and Experimental Validation of Multi-physics Design Models for Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Wind Generator

Numerical and Experimental Validation of Multi-physics Design Models for Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Wind Generator

Mouheb Dhifli Hamza Ennassiri Ferhat Chabour Yacine Amara Georges Barakat

Mechanical Engineering Department, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Hyderabad 501301, India

Corresponding Author Email: 
dhifli.mouheb @ gmail.com
Page: 
27-60
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DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.3166/EJEE.18.27-60
Received: 
22 June 2015
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Accepted: 
21 March 2016
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Published: 
30 April 2016
| Citation

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Abstract: 

An Axial Flux Permanent Magnet synchronous (AFPM) generator dedicated to small wind turbine is presented. Hence, the investigation of electromagnetic performance is done using quasi-3D analytical model based on multi-slice 2D analytical solution of Maxwell equations coupled sequentially to thermal model and mechanical model for rotor thickness study and vibration behaviour. The manufactured prototype has 10 kW rated power and operates at 375 rpm. This three-phase direct drive generator has double-stator-single-rotor configuration with 20 poles, 24 slots and modular windings. Experimental results such as Electromotive Forces (EMF) and inductances are agreed with those obtained from analytical simulation; both of them have been satisfying the desired technical specifications.

Keywords: 

design, axial flux machine, analytical solution, 3D finite element analysis, wind turbine, experimental results.

1. Introduction
2. AFPM Wind Generator
3. Analytical Modelling of the AFPM Machine
4. Machine Test and Experimental Results
5. Conclusion
Annex
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