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Thursday, 19 November 2015
14:30 - 16:00 Innovation in wind turbine drive trains

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Turbine technology  
Onshore      Offshore    


Room: Montmartre

This session will share new concepts to reduce failures/improve behavior cost-effectively:

  • New configuration of bearingless permanent magnet machine with multiple modules for direct drive to reduce bearing failure
  • Coupled magnetoelastic model of a multipole permanent magnet generator in no-load conditions to reduce weight
  • Potential of MgB2 superconductors on direct drive generators
  • Alternative Wind Turbine Drive Train with Power Split and High-speed Generators 

Learning objectives

  • Delegates will be able to list problems associated to generator systems in direct-drive WTG and identify a new bearingless concept
  • Delegates will be able to list design problems inherent to scaleability and identify a model to capture dynamic phenomena and derive design criteria
  • Delegates will be able to explain cost considerations limiting superconducting direct drive technology and identify potential optimization
This session will be chaired by:
Anand Natarajan, Senior Research Scientist / Senior Project Manager, DTU, Denmark

Henk-Jan Kooijman, Principal Engineer Wind Farm Engineering, GE Power & Water, Germany

Abstract ID: 283 science & research
Deok-je Bang
Team Leader, Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute, Korea, Republic of
New Bearingless PM Machine with Magnet and Core Modules for Large Direct-Drive Wind Turbines

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Abstract ID: 492
Jaume Betran
MULTIPHYSICS ENGINEER, Alstom Wind, Spain
Capturing Resonance of a Multipole Permanent Magnet Generator with a Magneto-Mechanical Model

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Abstract ID: 438 science & research
Asger Bech Abrahamsen
Senior Research Scientist, DTU Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Potential of MgB2 superconductors on direct drive generators for wind turbines

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Abstract ID: 121 science & research
Cristian Andrei
Research Associate, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Alternative Wind Turbine Drive Train with Power Split and High-speed Generators

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