The great development of Large Variable Speed Wind Turbine Generators has caused a new interest in the Brushless Doubly-Fed Induction Machines (B.D.F.I.M) because they could be a feasible alternative to Wound Rotor Induction Machines (W.R.I.M). The B.D.F.I.M. has two different stator windings and a rotor cage that make it more robust than the W.R.I.M. The operation of the B.D.F.I.M. is possible due to the two stator magnetic fields couple each other through the rotor cage which has a special configuration. This paper studies these coupling mechanisms comparing simulation results, obtained with a Finite Element (FE) Model, and experimental result, obtained with a Prototype of B.D.F.I.M.
IOS Press, Inc.
6751 Tepper Drive
Clifton, VA 20124
Tel.: +1 703 830 6300
Fax: +1 703 830 2300 email@example.com
(Corporate matters and books only) IOS Press c/o Accucoms US, Inc.
For North America Sales and Customer Service
West Point Commons
Lansdale PA 19446
Tel.: +1 866 855 8967
Fax: +1 215 660 5042 firstname.lastname@example.org