Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
The previous research at West Virginia University has developed a permanent magnet linear alternator and linear combustion engine for testing and studying the performance. In this prototype, magnets are part of the moving part.;This research will present a new type of linear alternator with permanent magnets installed on stationary called Moving Iron Linear Alternator (MILA). MILA offers several advantages over other types such as rugged structure, and low cost production. First, MILA will be designed for use with the existing linear engine. An optimization methodology will be applied to obtain optimal design parameters. Next, a MILA model will be created in EMAS, field analysis software, to determine the machine flux. Later, the simulation will be performed for calculating the back emf and current of MILA. Finally, the simulation results will be discussed and explanations will be given.
Rerkpreedapong, Dulpichet, "Field analysis and design of a moving iron linear alternator for use with linear engine" (1999). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 993.