Linear generator for direct drive wave energy applications

Hodgins, Neil
Keysan, Ozan
McDonald, Alasdair
Mueller, Markus
A 50kW linear permanent magnet generator with a novel topology has been designed and built. The main significance of the generator topology is that there is no attractive force between the stator and permanent magnet translator. The magnetic force between the magnets is reacted within a self supporting structure. The lack of magnetic forces closing the airgap and the modular nature of the generator topology makes the manufacture and assembly of the generator easier than a conventional iron-cored permanent magnet linear generator. Photos of the manufacturing process are included in this paper. The modeling techniques used to design the generator are described and a summary of the design is presented.
The XIX International Conference on Electrical Machines - ICEM 2010


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N. Hodgins, O. Keysan, A. McDonald, and M. Mueller, “Linear generator for direct drive wave energy applications,” presented at the The XIX International Conference on Electrical Machines - ICEM 2010, Rome, Italy, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: