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Optimal Design of a MW Class SCSG for a Tidal Current Power Generation System
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Optimal Design of a MW Class SCSG for a Tidal Current Power Generation System
Go, Byeong-Soo; Sung, Hae-Jin; Park, Minwon; Yu, In-Keun;
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A superconducting synchronous generator (SCSG) can be expected to decrease the size and weight compared to conventional tidal current generators. This paper proposes an optimal design of a 2 MW class SCSG for a tidal current power generation system. The proposed optimal design of the SCSG will reduce the length of the high-temperature superconducting wire as well as the weight and volume of the SCSG. The 3D finite element method is used to analyze the magnetic field distribution. The optimized 2 MW SCSG is compared with a 2 MW conventional generator. As the optimized SCSG is more compact and lighter than a conventional generator, it will be efficiently applied to practical tidal power systems.
High-temperature superconductor;Superconducting generator;Tidal current power generation system;
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