Investigation of magnetic wedge effects in large-scale BDFMs

Salman Abdi Jalebi, Ehsan Abdi, Ashknaz Oraee, Richard McMahon

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This paper studies the effects of magnetic wedges on the equivalent circuit parameters of the Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine (BDFM). Magnetic wedges are used in slot openings of large electrical machines to reduce magnetizing currents, but the study of their effects on the BDFM performance is not straightforward due to the complex magnetic fields in the BDFM. Equivalent circuit and FE models have been developed for a 250 kW BDFM taking into account the effects of wedges and verified experimentally.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2014
EventIET Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2013) - Beijing, China
Duration: 9 Sep 2013 → …


ConferenceIET Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2013)
Period9/09/13 → …

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