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Analysis of a PM Linear Generator with Double Translators for Complementary Energy Generation Platform

by Jing Zhang 1,2,*, Haitao Yu 2 and Zhenchuan Shi 2
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Jinling Institute of Technology, Nanjing 211169, China
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School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
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Energies 2019, 12(24), 4606; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12244606
Received: 7 November 2019 / Revised: 28 November 2019 / Accepted: 30 November 2019 / Published: 4 December 2019
This paper presents a tubular permanent magnet (PM) linear generator (TPMLG) with one single stator and double translators for complementary energy generation platform. Moreover, groups of Halbach PM magnetized structure for double translators is applied to increase the radial air gap flux density and to decrease the axial air gap flux density in the TPMLG. Based on the linear generator model and finite element method (FEM), the radial air gap flux density and axial air gap flux density in the two translator of the TPMLG is calculated and analyzed comparatively. Magnet field distribution of the TPMLG with groups of Halbach PM magnetized structure is illustrated, no-load performance at constant velocity and at sine velocity is analyzed, respectively, and comparing with the radial magnetization PM, the detent force is analyzed contrastively. Finally, this study proposed an experiment system consisting of a TPMLG with a single translator, a cylindrical float and wave flume to verify the analysis results. Through comparative analyses, the proposed TPMLG with double translators and groups of Halbach PM magnetized structure fulfill the requirements of complementary energy generation platform systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: TPMLG; Halbach PM arrays; finite element method (FEM); complementary energy generation TPMLG; Halbach PM arrays; finite element method (FEM); complementary energy generation
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Zhang, J.; Yu, H.; Shi, Z. Analysis of a PM Linear Generator with Double Translators for Complementary Energy Generation Platform. Energies 2019, 12, 4606.

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