Comparative Electromagnetic Performance Analysis of Double Stator and Single Stator Superconducting Generators for Direct-Drive Wind Turbines

(1) Mohamed Elhindi Mail (Hohai University, China)
(2) * Modawy Adam Ali Abdalla Mail (Nyala University, Sudan)
(3) Abdalwahab Omar Mail (Hohai University, China)
(4) Andri Pranolo Mail (Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia)
(5) Abdelhameed Mirghani Mail (Hohai University, China)
(6) Abduelrahman Adam Omer Mail (Nyala University, Sudan)
*corresponding author


Superconducting synchronous generators, especially for 10-MW direct-drive wind power systems, are gaining prominence due to their lightweight, compact design, lowering energy generation costs compared to conventional generators. With the ability to generate high magnetic fields. various approaches are exist for designing such generators for example modular superconducting generators which allow for easier assembly, maintenance, and scalability by dividing the generator into smaller, interchangeable components and single stator which simplifying the generator's design and reducing manufacturing costs. This study introduces a novel concept of a double-stator superconducting generator alongside a conventional single-stator superconducting generator, aiming to investigate and contrast the electromagnetic performance of both machine types considering different number pole pairs. Booth of the machines has been designed and studied applying 2d finite element model (COMSOL Multiphysics). The compared machine parameters include: the flux linkage and electromagnetic torque. Our study and compression of the two machines reveal that the double stator superconducting generator is characterized by high electromagnetic torque compared to its single-stator counterpart. the analysis also reveals that increasing the pole pairs number leads to high electromagnetic torque and higher magnetic flux density.


Direct-Drive; Superconducting Generator; High Temperature Superconductors; Wind Turbine



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