Research Output per year
In recent years the use of permanent magnets (PM) for wind turbine generators has increased significantly. The large price fluctuations encourage us to look at alternative PM materials. The main purpose of this paper is to assess the suitability or otherwise of a ferrite magnet excited synchronous generators for offshore wind turbines. Here, a generator design (for a 6 MW offshore turbine) using ferrite magnets is presented and compared with a generator using NdFeB magnets, in terms of capital costs, efficiency, and cost of energy. In order to do this a ferrite magnet generator is designed and compared to a design of a generator of the same rating that uses surface mounted NdFeB magnets.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Mar 2015|
|Event||EWEA Offshore 2015 - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 10 Mar 2015 → 12 Mar 2015
|Conference||EWEA Offshore 2015|
|Period||10/03/15 → 12/03/15|
- cost of energy
- wind turbine
- permanent magnet
Optimisation and comparison of generators with different magnet materials for a 6MW offshore direct drive wind turbineBhuiyan, N. A. & McDonald, A., 19 Apr 2016, 8th IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD 2016). 6 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution book
Bhuiyan, N. A., & McDonald, A. (2015). Assessment of the suitability of ferrite magnet excited synchronous generators for offshore wind turbines. Paper presented at EWEA Offshore 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark.