Switched reluctance generators with hybrid magnetic paths for wind power generation

X. D. Xue, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, Y. J. Bao, P. L. Leung, Chow Norbert Cheung

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The novel switched reluctance generator (SRG) with hybrid magnetic paths is developed for wind power generation in this paper. For the proposed SRG, there is no mutual coupling between phase windings. The proposed SRG has the longitudinal magnetic structure at the completely aligned position. However, it has the transverse and longitudinal magnetic structure at the unaligned position. Thus, three-dimensional finite element computation is needed in the design. The computed results based on three-dimensional finite-element analysis (FEA) are shown in the paper. Furthermore, the experimental results of the prototype demonstrate that the proposed SRG is feasible and effective.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6333008
Pages (from-to)3863-3866
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2012


  • Generators
  • magnetic paths
  • switched reluctance
  • wind power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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