Comprehensive Salient-pole Synchronous Machine Parametric Design Analysis using Time-step Finite Element-state Space Modeling Techniques

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Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

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IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion

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This paper details the application of a time-stepping coupled finite element-state space (CFE-SS) model to predict a salient-pole synchronous generator's parameters and performance, including damper bar current profiles and bar losses as well as iron core (including pole face) losses, under various operating conditions. The CFE-SS modeling environment is based on the natural ABC flux linkage frame of reference, which is coupled to a time/rotor stepping FE magnetic field and machine winding inductance profile computation model. This allows one to rigorously include the synergism between the space harmonics generated by magnetic saturation and machine magnetic circuit as well as winding layout topologies, and the time harmonics generated by the nonsinusoidal phase currents, ripple rich field excitation and damper bar currents. The impact of such synergism between these space and time harmonics on damper bar current profiles and losses, iron core losses, various machine winding current, voltage and torque profiles/waveforms is studied here for a 10-pole, 44.9 kVA, 17,143 RPM, 1428.6 Hz, 82 V (L-N), wound-pole aircraft generator.


IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 13, No. 3 (September 1998): 221-229. DOI