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This paper proposes a novel grid-connected to rotor type doubly fed induction machine (DFIM) in which the rotor winding is connected to the grid instead of the stator winding. The size and weight of the stator can be reduced on the proposed grid-connected to rotor type DFIM, because the proposed type can use the rotor core more efficiently compared to a conventional grid-connected to stator type DFIM. In order to verify the size and weight reduction of the proposed type, the loading distribution method (LDM) is utilized. As a design result, the outer diameter and weight of the stator on the proposed type have been decreased. Equivalent circuit analysis and finite element analysis (FEA) were performed to verify the design results and to analyze the characteristics of the novel DFIM. Finally, these analysis results are confirmed by experimental results.
Date of Publication: Feb. 2012