Masters Theses


"Hydrokinetic energy is one of the potential sources of energy that can be extracted and converted to electrical energy using linear generator. This work discusses about construction and validation of tubular linear internal permanent magnet (TL-IPM) generator, a kind of linear generator. The generator could produce electricity by converting linear motion generated from vortex induced vibrations induced due from a flowing fluid, such as a river. A simulation model of the generator is created using Ansoft's Maxwell software, which uses finite element analysis to perform electromagnetic analysis of the generator. Then a practical generator was built and tested. The results of the simulation and experimental generator match each other and predicted behavior. Also a model of the generator has been simulated using Simulink and the performance of the generator was evaluated for various operating conditions. The simulation results were reasonably good and validate that a combination of several generators can be connected together to extract a suitable amount of hydrokinetic energy"--Abstract, page iii.


Kimball, Jonathan W.

Committee Member(s)

Ferdowsi, Mehdi
Shamsi, Pourya


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


United States. Department of Energy


This work was supported in part by the MidAmerica Regional Microgrid Education and Training Consortium (MARMET), sponsored by the Department of Energy SunShot program under award DE0006341.


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2016


x, 49 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 47-48).


© 2016 Jamaluddin Mohammad

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type




Subject Headings

Permanent magnet motors -- Design and construction
Permanent magnet motors -- Computer simulation
Electric generators -- Design and construction
Electric generators -- Computer simulation

Thesis Number

T 11042

Electronic OCLC #