Active Magnetic Bearings for Linear Generators

Ignacio Barajas-Solano, Markus Mueller, Aristides Kiprakis

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This paper presents a brief introduction to wave energy converters (WEC), focusing on linear generators and its design issues proposing novel solutions. The development of new concepts in the application of magnetic bearings for linear generators is discussed. In particular passive and active magnetic bearing concepts for tubular and planar machines are presented. Electromagnets are combined with permanent magnet and Halbach arrays, and a simple design study shows the benefits of using a hybrid electromagnet-Halbach array.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2013
EventProc. 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2013) - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 2 Sep 20135 Sep 2013


ConferenceProc. 10th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2013)


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