Analysis and Experimental Setup of a Switched Reluctance Generator for Maximum Output Power

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Output power of a switched reluctance generator (SRG) in single pulse mode operation depends on control variables which consist of dc bus voltage, shaft speed, and excitation angles (turn-on and turn-off angles).This paper presents a model using equations to express maximum output power in terms of the control variables. The proposed analytical model is applied from a nonlinear magnetization curve that is used to mathematically demonstrate relationship of the control variables and to find the optimal control variables of the SRG for maximum output power. The validity of the analytical model has been confirmed by experimental results
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Switched Reluctance Generator; Magnetization Curve; Maximum Output Power

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