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Performance Evaluation of Self-Excited Induction Generators

Mourad Selmi(1*), Habib Rehaoulia(2)

(1) ESSTT (High School of Sciences and Technology of Tunis), University of Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisia
(2) ESSTT (High School of Sciences and Technology of Tunis), University of Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisia
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Recently, self excited induction generators (SEIG) are strongly present in wind energy conversion applications. This is due to its many advantages. This paper proposes an alternative method for the steady-state performance characteristics of a SEIG. Unlike the previous method, with this proposed one, extensive and hard effort can be avoided in the resolving of the characteristic equation. In this method, the model is formulated in a simple way and then solved using a numerical MATLAB function “fzero”. The effectiveness of this method has been confirmed by comparing on a 0.8 kW induction generator the computed results, of some performance, obtained by the proposed technique as the corresponding obtained with an experimental test
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Induction Generator; Self-Excited Induction Generator (SEIG); Steady-State Analysis

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