"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.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
United States. Department of Energy
Missouri University of Science and Technology
x, 49 pages
© 2016 Jamaluddin Mohammad
Thesis - Open Access
Permanent magnet motors -- Design and construction
Permanent magnet motors -- Computer simulation
Electric generators -- Design and construction
Electric generators -- Computer simulation
Electronic OCLC #
Mohammad, Jamaluddin, "Construction and validation of TL-IPM generator" (2016). Masters Theses. 7610.