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Approach for performance optimization of switched reluctance generator in variable-speed wind generation system

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Barros, Tarcio A. S. ; Neto, Pedro J. S. ; Filho, Paulo S. N. ; Moreira, Adson B. ; Ruppert, Ernesto
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: RENEWABLE ENERGY; v. 97, p. 114-128, NOV 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 8

In this paper, algorithms are proposed to get optimal parameters of a switched reluctance generator (SRG) when applied in variable speed wind generation systems. The driver's parameters affect power generated, torque ripples, iron losses, and electric losses. Therefore, the optimal values of the drive activation must be defined for SRG's operation in a wide speed range. Thus, knowing the operating points of the wind turbine (speed and power), algorithms that perform dynamic simulations of the operation at low and high speed were developed. Driver's parameters of the SRG are obtained through cost functions, which are defined such that the balance between torque ripples, iron losses, and electric losses are maintained. With simulations results, the cost functions were minimized to get SRG's optimal firing angles according to the operating speed. Simulation and experimental tests were performed emulating a wind turbine system. The results confirmed the efficiency of the methodology proposed in this paper. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/04872-0 - Study and development of power control techniques for swichted reluctance generators applied for wind energy systems
Grantee:Ernesto Ruppert Filho
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/12861-6 - Development of a type C axial flux switched reluctance generator and its electrical control for DC/AC microgrid wind generation
Grantee:Tárcio André dos Santos Barros
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 12/08911-0 - Study and Development of Control Techniques Power for Variable Reluctance Generator Applied to Wind Power Generation Systems.
Grantee:Tárcio André dos Santos Barros
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate