A New Approach on the Design and Optimization of Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Machines
Affiliations : 1 - Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC (BRAZIL) (Brésil), 2 - Laboratoire G2ELab (France)
The Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Machine (BDFRM) is being considered as a viable generator alternative to be used in wind turbines. A literature review shows that there is still a lack of researches to define a design procedure to make this machine widely used in such application. This paper aims to address this issue by considering a new BDFRM design method using a reluctance network approach and the concepts of sizing and optimization models. It also presents a case study using the proposed methodology where the torque has increased significantly whereas the iron mass has been kept to a minimum.