A comparison of electromagnetic behaviour in classical and mutually coupled switched reluctance generators

Mahdi Heidarian, Adam PR Taylor, Timothy Anderson

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The paper presents a comparison of the electromagnetic characteristics of a classical Switched Reluctance Generator (SRG) to that of a new type of SRG called the mutually coupled SRG (MCSRG). ANSYS finite element 2D models for both SRGs with the same structure and working parameters but different forms of winding were created, current and torque characteristics and core loss for both types were calculated in a complete cycle of excitation, and results are compared and presented for the first time. While the average current in the mutually coupled SRG is 13.44 % (2.26 A) more than classical SRG, its ripple is 1.19% less. Furthermore, the core loss of the mutually coupled SRG in a 360 electrical degree rotation is 1.38% (0.42 W) less than classical SRG's core loss. The average input torque for mutually coupled SRG is 10.51 % (0.51 N.m) less than that of classical SRG's but its ripple is 12.48% more. The results show that the advantages of winding an SRG in a mutually coupled form outweigh its disadvantages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENCON 2021-2021 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665495325
ISBN (Print)9781665495332 (Print on demand)
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventTENCON 2021 - Online, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 07 Dec 202110 Dec 2021
https://ieeexplore-ieee-org.ezproxy.csu.edu.au/xpl/conhome/9707139/proceeding (Proceedings)

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ISSN (Print)2159-3442
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3450


ConferenceTENCON 2021
Abbreviated titleSmarter, cleaner, secure, and resilient living
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
OtherTENCON is a premier IEEE international technical conference which has been conducted in region 10, to bring exciting discoveries, knowledge & understanding together. TENCON 2021 has been themed inspired by the IEEE Future Directions platforms both graduated & ongoing. This year’s TENCON is organized by IEEE NZ North Section, designed to be an online event hosted from Auckland, New Zealand. The conference will be held from 7-10 December 2021. Please join virtually to hear & engage with the exciting & innovative programs that is being planned.
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