Review of magnetic gear technologies and their applications in marine energy

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to present a summary of the state of the art in magnetic gear (MG) technology and then investigate its particular opportunities in marine energy device applications. As an introduction, a brief reflection on the state of the marine energy industry is given and the environment in which marine energy converters (MECs) operate is discussed. A brief overview of MG development over the past century is given and then the leading technologies are discussed in greater detail with the advantages of MG systems stated. In order to demonstrate the potential of MGs in marine applications the prevailing machines, i.e mechanically geared and direct drive machines, are examined in terms of sizing, reliability and economic value using previous studies on a similar technology, namely wind. Finally MGs are conceptually applied to three types of MECs to demonstrate how existing technologies can be quite easily adapted to incorporate the technology and gain the advantages mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation (RPG) 2016
PublisherIEEE Xplore
EditionCP694
ISBN (Electronic)9781785613005
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2017
Event5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation, RPG 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Sep 201623 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications
NumberCP694
Volume2016

Conference

Conference5th IET International Conference on Renewable Power Generation, RPG 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period21/09/1623/09/16

Keywords

  • Magnetic gear
  • Marine energy

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