A comparative study of methods for modelling the structural stiffness of generator components

P. Jaen Sola, A. S. McDonald

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Abstract

Direct-drive generators are low speed electrical machines requiring robust and large supporting structures designed to resist the significant loads present during assembly and operation. Generator structures have to be stiff, especially in the radial direction for radial-flux machines. This paper presents three different structural modelling approaches: finite element, analytical and hybrid (a combination of the results obtained from dimensional studies and finite element analyses). These are used along with models of electromagnetic active material, to parametrically calculate the minimum structural stiffness and mass of the components forming the machine.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Comparative Study of Methods for Modelling the Structural Stiffness of Generator Components
Place of PublicationStevenage
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2016
Event8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - The Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Apr 201621 Apr 2016

Conference

Conference8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Abbreviated titlePEMD 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period19/04/1621/04/16

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Keywords

  • structural stiffness
  • modelling
  • direct-drive
  • radial flux permanent magnet generator

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Jaen Sola, P., & McDonald, A. S. (2016). A comparative study of methods for modelling the structural stiffness of generator components. In A Comparative Study of Methods for Modelling the Structural Stiffness of Generator Components (pp. 1-7). Stevenage. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0314
Jaen Sola, P. ; McDonald, A. S. / A comparative study of methods for modelling the structural stiffness of generator components. A Comparative Study of Methods for Modelling the Structural Stiffness of Generator Components. Stevenage, 2016. pp. 1-7
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