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Dynamic Response of a Lightweight Stator Structure for a Large Diameter Direct-Drive Wind Turbine Generator

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Authors: Nutakor Charles, Semken Scott, Heikkinen Janne, Sopanen Jussi, Mikkola Aki
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Mechanisms and Machine Science
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Rotor Dynamics – IFToMM
Volume number: 4
Start page: 503
End page: 517
Number of pages: 15
ISBN: 978-3-319-99271-6
eISBN: 978-3-319-99272-3
ISSN: 2211-0984
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication

A lightweight wheel structure developed for rotor and stator use in large diameter direct-drive wind turbine generator is presented. The wheel structure uses layered sheet-steel elements to form the spokes and rim. This novel wheel structure is assumed to be more flexible than the existing conventional machine designs. Concerns about the dynamic response of the structure form the key motivation of the study presented here. As such, a computationally efficient methodology to predict the dynamic response has been presented. The dynamic model is employed to simulate the transient effects at startup and effects of cogging excitation on the direct-driven wind turbine.

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