Performance evaluation of grid connected wind energy conversion systems with five-phase modular permanent magnet synchronous generators having different slot and pole number combinations

Ayman Abdel-Khalik, Khaled H. Ahmed

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Abstract

The performance of modular permanent magnet machines depends on proper selection of the pole and slot numbers which results in negligible coupling between phases. Preferred slot and pole number combinations eliminate the effect of low order harmonics in the stator MMF, thereby reducing vibration and stray loss. In this paper, three machines, with identical dimensions, are designed with different slots per phase per pole (SPP) ratios. The mathematical model of the machine based on modified winding function is presented. FEA is used to determine the flux linkage vector due to the permanent magnet. A simulation study is carried out to compare the performance of the three machine designs when used in wind energy conversion systems grid connected with hill climbing maximum power point tracking. The comparison is based on machine torque density, resulting ripple torque, and machine efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011
Pages1119-1124
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: 15 May 201118 May 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2011
CountryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period15/5/1118/5/11

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Keywords

  • maximum power tracking
  • Modular PMSG
  • wind energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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