Document Type

Conference Paper


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Electrical and electronic engineering, Marine, engineering, sea vessels

Publication Details

Presented at the International Conference on Ocean Energy, ICOE2012, in Dublin in October 2012.


This paper describes the design of a double-sided linear switched reluctance generator for use in wave energy applications, and the build and test of a working bench-scale prototype. Beginning with a standard shape, the development of the design, from concept to detail, is presented. Numerical simulation results – magnetic, mechanical and electrical – inform the detailed design. Construction of the generator and test rig is described. Experimental results give good agreement with simulation predictions.