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Practical deployment of the brushless doubly-fed machine in a medium scale wind turbine

Logan, T and Warrington, J and Shao, S and McMahon, R (2009) Practical deployment of the brushless doubly-fed machine in a medium scale wind turbine. Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems. pp. 470-475.

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The Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine (BDFM) is a brushless electrical generator which allows variable speed operation with a power converter rated at only a fraction of the machine rating. This paper details an example implementation of the BDFM in a medium-scale wind turbine. Details of a simplified design procedure based on electrical and magnetic loadings are given along with the results of tests on the manufactured machine. These show that a BDFM of the scale works as expected but that the 4/8 BDFM chosen was slower and thus larger than the turbine's original induction machine. The implementation of the turbine system is discussed, including the vector-based control scheme that ensures the BDFM operates at a demanded speed and the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) scheme that selects the rotor speed that extracts the most power from the incident wind conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: BDFIG BDFM Brushless doubly-fed induction machine Brushless Doubly-Fed Machine DFIG Induction machine Maximum power-point tracking MPPT Vector control Wind turbine
Depositing User: Cron job
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 22:54
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 01:11
DOI: 10.1109/PEDS.2009.5385877