5MW Direct Drive Wind Turbine Generator Design

Arsalan Zaidi, Lucile Senn, Iratxe Ortega, Przemyslaw Radecki , Ireneusz Szczesny, Mustafa Erkec , Ewen Ritchie, Krisztina Monika Leban

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A 5MW direct drive offshore wind turbine generator was studied and simulated using Vector Fields OPERA. This software allows calculation of the flux density, force, torque, and eddy currents in the machine at different rotor positions. Based on the data obtained from the model, initial assumptions could be validated.
The selection of the type of generator was based on comparing different types of synchronous generators. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed with respect to the specified requirements, geometry and materials which define the different parts of the generator. Arguments for the suitable machine are listed
and the modelling process presented. The model of the generator was improved by changing design parameters, e.g the position of the magnets or fitting additional I-Cores, and analyse the effect of it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Electrical Machines
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationMarseille
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date2012
Pages1140 - 1145
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-0143-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-0141-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event20th International Conference on Electrical Machines: ICEM 2012 - , France
Duration: 2 Sep 20125 Sep 2012


Conference20th International Conference on Electrical Machines


  • Wind power generation
  • Transverse flux machine
  • inite element analysis

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