Variable reluctance machine with synchronous capacitors

Yotam Frechter, Natan Ben Hail, Raul Rabinovici

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Abstract

A synchronous variable reluctance machine (VRM) can work with either a grid connection or a capacitor bank, each would need to provide the machine with positive reactive power to counter the machine inductive coils. Simulation shows that synchronous Variable capacitance could improve the VRM power transfer, when working both as a generator and as a motor. A 3∼synchronous VRM was modelled and simulated. A simulated synchronous capacitor (a device which changes capacitance synchronously with the machine) is connected to the simulated machine. The results show hope that it will be possible to operate the machine in extreme situations. The ability to transfer energy is shown to be improved at the expense of current THD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2016 ECCE Europe
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9789075815245
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Oct 2016
Event18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2016 ECCE Europe - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 5 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Publication series

Name2016 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2016 ECCE Europe

Conference

Conference18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2016 ECCE Europe
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period5/09/169/09/16

Keywords

  • Electical Machine
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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