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Article Design and test of a linear switched reluctance generator for use in wave-energy applications
Author(s) Garret Brady, Cathal O’Loughlin, John Massey, David Griffiths, Carlos Villegas (ICOE 2012)
Tags Direct power take off, Linear switched reluctance generator, Wave energy
Type Papers
File garret_brady_institute_of_technology_blanchardstown.pdf

This paper describes the design of a double-sided linear switched reluctance generator for use in wave energy applications, and the build and test of a working bench-scale prototype. Beginning with a standard shape, the development of the design, from concept to detail, is presented. Numerical simulation results – magnetic, mechanical and electrical – inform the detailed design. Construction of the generator and test rig is described. Experimental results give good agreement with simulation predictions. 

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