Efficiency Improvement of Switched Reluctance Generator Using Optimization Techniques

Márcio Rodrigues da Cunha Reis, Wanderson Rainer Hilário de Araújo, Wesley Pacheco Calixto


This article introduces the switched reluctance machine operating as a generator. This kind of electrical machine delivers CC power at the output and the energy generated can be controlled through several variables. In this work, the switching angles of the machine's power converter are optimized using deterministic and heuristic techniques so that the output power is kept constant via PI controller while guaranteeing maximum value for machine performance, even for different excitation values and mechanical power on the shaft.


Switched Reluctance Generator, optimization, control, genetic algorithm.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22149/teee.v2i1.91


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