The Novel Low Reluctance Superconducting Permanent Magnet Linear Generator for Oceanic Wave Energy Extraction

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IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity


In this paper, the low reluctance superconducting direct drive linear generator (DDLG) for harvesting oceanic wave is presented. At first, a permanent magnet DDLG is designed in the ANSYS/Maxwell environment. The DDLG with both the copper and superconducting winding are characterized with finite element analysis. The DDLG is analyzed with the conventional and recently developed M5 Carlite magnetic cores. High graded neodymium iron boron permanent magnet, N46SH is selected for the DDLG to create strong magnetic field. It is analyzed that the proposed superconducting DDLG with M5 Carlite magnetic core and N46SH permanent magnet produces 294 kW more electrical power compared to that of the DDLG with copper conductor. It is also found that the stator size of the proposed DDLG is much smaller than the conventional one for designing the winding with superconducting tape.

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National Natural Science Foundation of China



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