Model of a permanent magnet linear generator

Henry M. Zapata, Fernando A. Cabrera, Marcelo A. Perez, Cesar A. Silva, Werner Jara

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This paper proposes a tubular permanent magnet linear generator (TPMLG) for a wave energy converter. The proposed TPMLG is built with an array of permanent magnets and independent coils. Advantages and disadvantages of the proposed device are determined with experimental and simulated results. A lumped parameter method is applied to analyze the amplitude of induced voltage and magnetic field mathematically. A finite element analysis is employed in the simulation software to obtain the dynamical behavior of these variables. The translator is tested at three different speeds. A prototype is built to confirm the theoretical analysis and simulations. Simulation and experimental results confirm the mathematical relationship between speed and the induced voltage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148786
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Event45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 14 Oct 201917 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)


Conference45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019


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