Proposed structure for a HTS generator for direct drive offshore wind turbines

2014-01-01
Burchell, Joseph
Keysan, Ozan
Mueller, Markus
The drive for larger offshore turbines with greater outputs is curtailed by the physical size of the generator and the ability to install devices in remote areas with often changeable weather conditions. High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) machines offer the technology able to replace large Direct Drive Permanent Magnet (DDPM) generators with more compact machines. However some theoretical HTS designs often neglect the practicality of the physical support structure required to tolerate the huge magnetic attraction forces produced by increased field flux. Offshore wind turbines require structurally robust machines with low operation and maintenance costs as well as lightweight, material efficient designs. This paper will investigate a generator structure for a proposed HTC electrical machinedesign.
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J. Burchell, O. Keysan, and M. Mueller, “Proposed structure for a HTS generator for direct drive offshore wind turbines,” Barcelona; Spain, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?partnerID=HzOxMe3b&scp=84925610387&origin=inward.