Investigation of Pole Number Selection in a Synchronous Reluctance Generator for Wind Applications
Paper in proceedings, 2017

Literature suggests that a number of poles over 6 is not recommended for Synchronous Reluctance Machines (SynRM) up to the kW-range. To investigate if this fact is also valid for multi-MW Synchronous Reluctance Generators (SynRG), this paper compares such a SynRG with 6, 8 and 12 poles. The effect of different pole numbers on average torque, loss, torque-ripple, d and q inductances is investigated. It is shown that, and explained why, the 8 pole machine has similar performance to the 6 pole machine but the 12 pole machine has worse performance.

Synchronous reluctance machine

pole number

wind application

direct and quadrature axis inductance

Author

Poopak Roshanfekr

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Sonja Lundmark

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

Bahar Anvari

Torbjörn Thiringer

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

2017 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC 2017, Miami, United States, 21-24 May 2017

Areas of Advance

Energy

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/IEMDC.2017.8002336

ISBN

978-1-5090-4281-4

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