Comparison of Conventional Salient-Pole Synchronous Generators and Permanent-Magnet-Assisted Salient-Pole Synchronous Generators based on Finite Element Analysis

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Department of Electrical Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan ,Iran

Abstract

This paper presents a novel salient pole synchronous generator i.e. permanentmagnet- assisted salient-pole synchronous generator (PMa-SGs). Due to saturation of conventional synchronous generators (SGs), permanent-magnet-assisted salientpole synchronous generators (PMa-SGs) are presented. PMa-SGs are a new type of salient-pole synchronous machines with extra permanent magnets (PMs) between the adjacent pole shoes. Placing PMs between adjacent pole shoes leads to a reduction in flux saturation plus an increase in armature flux linkage. In other words, the generator can operate at higher capacity. In this paper, a comparative study is carried out between conventional SGs and PMa-SGs based on finite element analysis (FEA). This is done via simulation of a PMa-SG compared to a conventional SG. Simulation Results show superiority of PMa-SGs over SGs. In fact, in PMa-SG maximum flux density in stator core is increased and pole bodies are not saturated. Besides, PMa-SG has higher flux linkage compared to conventional SG. Therefore, higher voltage could be produced in the generator. In other words, the output performance of the PMa-SG is considerably better than that of a conventional SG.

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