A novel magnetic levitated bearing system for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT)

Jan Kumbernuss, Chen Jian, Junhua Wang, Hongxing Yang, Weinong Fu

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Abstract

In this report, a novel magnetic levitated bearing suitable for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT) is introduced, fabricated and tested. The bearing system generates a magnetic force, which can support the weight of the wind turbine rotor. A Finite Element Method (FEM) simulation shows how low the torque of this bearing is. A small scale prototype model of this novel magnetic levitated bearing system was constructed and tested successfully. The test results show how low the torque of this novel bearing is.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-153
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Energy
Volume90
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Magnetic bearing
  • Magnetic levitation
  • Permanent magnet
  • Repulsion
  • VAWT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Energy(all)

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