An Axial-Flux Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Generator for a Direct-Coupled Wind-Turbine System

  title={An Axial-Flux Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Generator for a Direct-Coupled Wind-Turbine System},
  author={Tze-fun Chan and Loi Lei Lai},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion},
  • T. Chan, L. Lai
  • Published 20 February 2007
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
This paper presents a unique axial-flux permanent-magnet synchronous generator (AFPMSG), which is suitable for both vertical-axis and horizontal-axis wind turbine generation systems. An outer-rotor design facilitates direct coupling of the generator to the wind turbine, while a coreless armature eliminates the magnetic pull between the stationary and moving parts. The design and construction features of the AFPMSG are reviewed. The flux-density distribution is studied, with the aid of a finite… Expand
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