Numerical analysis and design of damper layer for MW-class HTS synchronous wind turbine generator

Hyun Chul Jo, Woo Seung Lee, Yoon Do Chung, Kyung Yong Yoon, Homin Kim, Young Sik Jo, Tae Kuk Ko, Yong Soo Yoon

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This paper presents a numerical analysis on MW-class high-temperature superconducting (HTS) synchronous generator, especially focusing on damper layer design. Our research program to develop a large-scale HTS wind turbine generator (WTG) core technology, a two-dimensional electromagnetic FEM model of the direct-drive HTS WTG, comprised of 24 air-core type HTS race track coils (24 poles), has been built. The damper is used for stable operation of HTS field coil against varying magnetic field by change of rotation speed. This model is designed to obtain basic operating parameters for HTS WTG, including magnetic field distribution and induced electromotive force, in static and transient condition. First, the parameters in static condition, which means that the rotating speed is constant, are compared with our design parameters to confirm the feasibility of our numerical analysis. Second, in transient condition, we focused on the reaction between rotating magnetic field and its stator components, damper, and armature winding. By changing damper material having different electrical conductivity and magnetic permeability, we concluded our damper design to be applicable to our MW-class HTS synchronous generator model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6634215
JournalIEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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