A Linear Doubly-Salient HTS Machine for Wave Energy Conversion
ABSTRACT This paper proposes a linear doubly-salient high-temperature superconductor (HTS) machine for wave energy conversion, which is composed of a tubular stator and a tubular translator. Since the translator is a simple iron core with salient poles, it is so robust that it can be directly coupled with the reciprocating buoy. The stator consists of an iron core with salient poles, DC HTS field windings and 3-phase HTS concentrated armature windings. By using the finite element analysis, the proposed machine is quantitatively compared with its permanent magnet and copper-winding counterparts. Hence, it validates that its performance, especially the power density, can be improved greatly.