Projects per year
Modelling Generator Losses due to intrinsic torque cycling for Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Generator in Offshore VAWT. Previous work established relationships for Copper & Iron losses based on cyclic variation of torque and rotor speed based on chosen torque control strategy (defined by q ratio). Varying mechanical torque modelled in terms of Fourier harmonics. This work looks into effect of varying rotor speed on the aerodynamic wake (from the VAWT rotor blades) and the inefficiencies that manifest in additional generator losses. Work presented is part of 3 year PhD into VAWT Drivetrains.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 5 Oct 2016|
|Event||The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2016 - Technische Universität München (TUM), Campus Garching, MUNICH, Germany|
Duration: 5 Oct 2016 → 7 Oct 2016
Conference number: 6
|Conference||The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2016|
|Abbreviated title||TORQUE 2016|
|Period||5/10/16 → 7/10/16|
- wind energy
- vertical axis wind turbine
- torque control
- loss reduction
Research Output per year
Argent, M., McDonald, A., Leithead, B. & Giles, A., 3 Oct 2016, In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 753, 10 p., 112007.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference Contribution
Argent, M., McDonald, A., Leithead, B., & Giles, A. (Accepted/In press). Speed and torque control strategies for loss reduction of vertical axis wind turbines. Poster session presented at The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2016, MUNICH, Germany.