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Finite Element Analysis of Linear Permanent Magnet Generator for Wave Energy Conversion

Keywords: Wave Energy, Linear Generator, Finite Element Analysis, Mesh, Magnetic Flux, Induced-EMF

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 29 ,  Issue 4



This paper presents the FEA (Finite Element Analysis) of linear permanent magnet generator for WEC (Wave Energy Converter). Direct-drive linear generator is selected due to simplicity, reliability and low maintenance as compared to conventional rotary generator, which employs mechanical section that not only incurs losses in the system but requires significant maintenance also. A simple and lightweight linear permanent magnet generator is proposed which offers various advantages as compared to the existing developments. The electromagnetic performance of proposed linear PM generator is determined using FEA software. Both stationary and transient simulations are carried out and results are shown as per expected