Comparison of Modular Wind Turbine Generators Considering Structural Aspects

Udai Shipurkar, Faisal Wani, Jianning Dong, George Alpogiannis, Henk Polinder, Pavol Bauer, J.A. Ferreira

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Abstract

Modular design of wind turbine generators is a promising means to increase the generator availability by reducing downtimes, especially for offshore turbines. With such physically modular designs, the structural support for the generator is an important consideration as it needs to overcome the loss of rigidity in the generator yoke. This makes the structural support design of the generator an important criterion when comparing modular topologies. This paper presents a comparison of modular generator topologies, both from an electrical and a structural performance perspective. It concludes that the 6/4 (6 slots in each stator module corresponding to 4 rotor poles) module is promising solution from the standpoint of maintenance, electrical performance, and structural performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages3707-3712
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-1127-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIECON 2017: 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society - China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
Duration: 29 Oct 20171 Nov 2017
Conference number: 43
http://iecon2017.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1

Conference

ConferenceIECON 2017
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period29/10/171/11/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Modularity
  • structural design
  • stiffness
  • electrical performance
  • displacement spectra
  • vibration

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