Free piston linear generator for low grid power generation

Izzeldin Abdalla, Ezrann Z.A. Zainal, Nur Amalina Ramlan, Firmansyah, Abd Rashid A. Aziz, Morgan Heikal

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    Generating power is of great importance nowadays across the world. However, recently, the world became aware of the climatic changes due to the greenhouse effect caused by CO2 emissions and began seeking solutions to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Besides, the exhaustion of fossil fuels and their environmental impact, make it is crucial to develop clean energy sources, and efforts are focused on developing and improving the efficiency of all energy consuming systems. The tubular permanent magnet linear generators (TPMLGs) are the best candidate for energy converters. Despite being suffering problem of attraction force between permanent magnets and stator teeth, to eliminate such attraction force, ironless-stator could be considered. Thus, they could waive the presence of any magnetic attraction between the moving and stator part. This paper presents the design and analysis of ironless -cored TPMLG for low grid power generation. The main advantages of this generator are the low cogging force and high efficiency. Therefore, the magnetic field computation of the proposed generator has been performed by applying a magnetic vector potential and utilizing a 2-D finite element analysis (FEA). Moreover, the experimental results for the current profile, pressure profile and velocity profile have been presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUTP-UMP Symposium on Energy Systems 2017 (SES 2017)
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2017
    Event2017 UTP-UMP Symposium on Energy Systems, SES 2017 - Perak, Malaysia
    Duration: 26 Sept 201727 Sept 2017

    Publication series

    NameMATEC Web of Conferences
    PublisherEDP Sciences
    ISSN (Electronic)2261-236X


    Conference2017 UTP-UMP Symposium on Energy Systems, SES 2017


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