Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Low speed generator

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Kimball, Jonathan W.

Committee Member(s)

Ferdowsi, Mehdi
Chandrashekhara, K .

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

United States. Office of Naval Research

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2013

Pagination

xiii, 67 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2013 Amshumaan Raghunatha Kashyap, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

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

Thesis Number

T 10351

Electronic OCLC #

858610212

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