A Modular Superconducting Generator for Offshore Wind Turbines


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KEYSAN O. , Olczak D., Mueller M. A.

JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM, vol.26, no.5, pp.2103-2108, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10948-012-1950-1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND NOVEL MAGNETISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.2103-2108
  • Keywords: Superconducting generator, Wind energy, Direct-drive, Transverse flux, Claw-pole, Offshore wind turbines

Abstract

In this study, a new claw-pole type transverse flux superconducting generator topology is presented. The machine has a stationary superconducting field winding, which eliminates electrical brushes and cryocouplers. The machine is specifically designed for low-speed high torque applications such as large offshore wind turbines. The proposed machine is robust and has a modular structure.