Determining the excitation voltage of axial flux wound rotor synchronous generator

Abdul Multi, Iwa Garniwa M. K.

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The axial flux wound rotor generator has field winding that must be connected to a dc voltage source. By varying the excitation voltage, its electric performance might be controlled to meet the need of a load voltage attached to its terminal. The designed generator is small-scale capacity which has 1 kW, 380 V and 750 rpm. The generator has a single double-sided slotted wound stator sandwiched between twin rotor. The effect of excitation voltage changes on its performance can be seen from the result of calculations using the given equations. The calculation results reveal electric quantities suited with respect to performance of the machine. If the voltages increase, the losses will decrease; but higher the excitation voltage, higher the efficiency and the terminal voltage. It has been found out that for the excitation voltage11 V, the efficiency and the terminal voltage are 85.12 % and 380V respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-284
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


  • Axial flux
  • Efficiency
  • Excitation voltage
  • Synchronous generator
  • Terminal voltage


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