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Development of a type C axial flux switched reluctance generator and its electrical control for DC/AC microgrid wind generation

Grant number: 15/12861-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2015
Effective date (End): May 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Industrial Electronics, Electronic Systems and Controls
Principal Investigator:Ernesto Ruppert Filho
Grantee:Tárcio André dos Santos Barros
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Elétrica e de Computação (FEEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The switched reluctance generator (SRG) has been suggested as an alternative for applications in small and medium power wind generation. This fact is due mainly to their operating characteristics that enable it to operate in a wide speed range, thus allowing better use of wind energy. In this context, the scope of this post doctorate project is the study and development of an axial flux switched reluctance generator applied for wind generation. The electromagnetic design of the SRG will be performed using computational tools such as finite element software that will allow developing a design methodology that is appropriate to the type SRG and to guarantee larger efficiency. The SRG will design to wind generation in a DC-AC microgrid. It is also proposed to study techniques and methods to optimize the SRG performance by determining the optimal parameters of SRG's drive depending on the operating speed. For such purposes will be conducted studies through computer simulations and will be built a low-power prototype of the proposed system.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DOS SANTOS NETO, PEDRO JOSE; DOS SANTOS BARROS, TARCIO ANDRE; DE PAULA, MARCELO VINICIUS; DE SOUZA, RAMON RODRIGUES; RUPPERT FILHO, ERNESTO. Design of Computational Experiment for Performance Optimization of a Switched Reluctance Generator in Wind Systems. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, v. 33, n. 1, p. 406-419, . (15/12861-6, 16/08645-9)
DOS SANTOS BARROS, TARCIO ANDRE; DOS SANTOS NETO, PEDRO JOSE; NASCIMENTO FILHO, PAULO SERGIO; MOREIRA, ADSON BEZERRA; RUPPERT FILHO, ERNESTO. An Approach for Switched Reluctance Generator in a Wind Generation System With a Wide Range of Operation Speed. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, v. 32, n. 11, p. 8277-8292, . (12/08911-0, 12/04872-0, 15/12861-6)
BARROS, TARCIO A. S.; NETO, PEDRO J. S.; FILHO, PAULO S. N.; MOREIRA, ADSON B.; RUPPERT, ERNESTO. Approach for performance optimization of switched reluctance generator in variable-speed wind generation system. RENEWABLE ENERGY, v. 97, p. 114-128, . (12/04872-0, 15/12861-6, 12/08911-0)

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