An analytical method combining equivalent circuit and magnetic circuit for BDFRG

Min Fu Hsieh, I. Hsien Lin, David G. Dorrell

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This paper presents an analytical method that integrates the equivalent circuit (EC) and magnetic circuit (MC) in order to analyze and design a brushless doubly fed reluctance generator (BDFRG). The proposed method is capable of evaluating the BDFRG performance at the design stage because the terminal voltage can be predicted through the MC and the torque can be calculated from the EC. The MC is used to calculate the air gap flux density so that the flux linkage can be further obtained for the calculation of the machine performance using the EC and a set of particular operating conditions. The integration of the EC and MC provides a rapid analysis for a direct connection between the physical dimensions and the machine performances, including torque, mechanical power, electric power, and efficiency. The proposed analytical method is applied to two BDFRG designs. One is a manufactured prototype. Finite element analysis and experiments are used to verify the analytical results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6971254
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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