Design, modelling and test results of the AWS PM linear generator
Article first published online: 16 JUN 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Transactions on Electrical Power
Special Issue: Special Issue on the ICEM Conference 2002
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 245–256, May/June 2005
How to Cite
Polinder, H., Damen, M. E. C. and Gardner, F. (2005), Design, modelling and test results of the AWS PM linear generator. Euro. Trans. Electr. Power, 15: 245–256. doi: 10.1002/etep.56
- Issue published online: 16 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 16 JUN 2005
- Archimedes Wave Swing (AWS);
- wave energy;
- permanent-magnet linear generator
The Archimedes Wave Swing (AWS) is a system that converts ocean wave energy into electrical energy. A pilot plant of this system has been built. This paper describes the design of the permanent-magnet (PM) linear synchronous generator applied in the AWS. Based on a magnetic circuit model, it is concluded that saturation does not play an important role. The correlation between measured and calculated generator parameters and no-load voltage is reasonable, which indicates that the generator is adequate. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.