Time stepping finite element analysis of variable speed synchronous generator with rectifier
2006 (English)In: Applied Energy, ISSN 0306-2619, E-ISSN 1872-9118, Vol. 83, no 4, 371-386 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Several applications for renewable energy conversion make use of variable speed generators. A conversion from variable frequency to grid frequency is therefore essential. One part of the converter is a rectifier. A rectifier model is presented, which is integrated in a time stepping finite element simulation environment where the generator and circuit equations are solved simultaneously. The model handles bidirectional alternator speeds as the application is a linear generator for ocean wave energy conversion. The rectifier model is extended with a load model, consisting of R, L and E, and simulations show what impact the rectifier has on the generator’s behaviour.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 83, no 4, 371-386 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-95678DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2004.10.016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-95678DiVA: diva2:169987