Keywords and Phrases
Low speed generator
"Hydrokinetic turbines deliver lower shaft speeds when compared to both steam and wind turbines. Hence, a water wheel generator must operate at speeds as low as 150 - 600 rpm. This thesis describes a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) that was designed, built, and tested to serve a low speed hydrokinetic turbine. The design methodology was emphasized since designing an application specific generator poses various design and hardware construction issues. These are torque, speed, power and start-up requirements. This generator was built to operate without a speed increaser, implying very low speeds. FEA and performance results from the simulation done in ANSYS - RMXprt® and Maxwell® 2D respectively are presented. The hardware test results demonstrate that the generator performs satisfactorily while reducing the cogging torque to the greatest possible extent"--Abstract, page iii.
Kimball, Jonathan W.
Chandrashekhara, K .
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
United States. Office of Naval Research
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xiii, 67 pages
© 2013 Amshumaan Raghunatha Kashyap, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Permanent magnet motors -- Design and construction
Permanent magnet motors -- Computer simulation
Electric motors, Synchronous -- Design and construction
Electric motors, Synchronous -- Computer simulation
Hydraulic turbines -- Design and construction
Hydraulic turbines -- Computer simulation
Hydroelectric generators -- Design and construction
Hydroelectric generators -- Computer simulation
Electronic OCLC #
Kashyap, Amshumaan Raghunatha, "Direct - drive permanent magnet synchronous generator design for hydrokinetic energy extraction" (2013). Masters Theses. 7123.