Performance analysis of a 12/8 and 12/16 switched reluctance machine in low and medium speed operations for wind energy applications

Amissa Arifin*, Ibrahim Al-Bahadly, S. C. Mukhopadhyay

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Abstract

This paper will analyze and compare the performance of a 12/8 switched reluctance (SR) machine with a higher number of rotor poles machine in terms of the power being generated. It will also highlight a new approach to maximize the power generated by the SR machine operating as a generator. There are many variables which affect the power generated by the SR machine such as: firing angles, reference current, speed and voltage. The study indicates that there is an optimal voltage, firing angle and reference current for each speed range. Also by using the single pulse mode operation as opposed to the current chopping mode, the percentage of power generated in the low and medium speed range can be increased. The objective of the work is to identify these optimal parameters and characterize them under closed loop control. The proposed control method allows the voltage to be selected in order to maintain the high percentage of power generated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPECon 2012
Subtitle of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages916-921
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467350198, 9781467350181
ISBN (Print)9781467350174
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon - 2012 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 2 Dec 20125 Dec 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon - 2012
CountryMalaysia
CityKota Kinabalu
Period2/12/125/12/12

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Keywords

  • control
  • optimization
  • switched reluctance generator
  • component

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Arifin, A., Al-Bahadly, I., & Mukhopadhyay, S. C. (2012). Performance analysis of a 12/8 and 12/16 switched reluctance machine in low and medium speed operations for wind energy applications. In PECon 2012: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (pp. 916-921). [6450348] Piscataway, N.J.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/PECon.2012.6450348