Lundell generator (alternator). Increasing comfort and safety in cars, trucks, and buses driven by combustion engines require more installed. PDF | Due to the increasing power demands in automotive applications, the conventional power generator (Lundell alternator) is rapidly reaching its limits. Abstract—Thermal analysis of Lundell alternators used in automobiles is presented. An analytical thermal model for Lun- dell alternators is proposed, and .

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Alternator load current, in A. Very large alternators may be water-cooled or oil-cooled. Number of Slow diodes. This method is easier to implement than the AC phase winding reconfiguration.

Every car has it – The Lundell generator with claw-pole rotor

Introduction Until in the early s, automobiles used a DC generator called dynamo. Modern designs do away with the voltage regulator altogether; voltage regulation is now a function of the engine control unit ECU. In designing the generator, the extreme conditions for the battery have to be considered.

I need answers to questions such as: The coil is mounted axially inside this and field current is supplied by slip rings and carbon brushes.

Reduced Lundell (claw-pole) alternator with an external voltage regulator – Simulink

The altefnator of turns in the stator winding has a significant effect on the output performances of an alternator connected to a Conventional Diode Rectifier CDR and a battery. This is a major drawback for its use in modern vehicles requiring an increase in electrical power. Martins and Philippe Viarouge. Mechanical To calculate torques, the block uses these equations.

Efficiency reduces dramatically at high speeds mainly due to fan resistance.

Power Electronic Solutions to Improve the Performance of Lundell Automotive Alternators

High power alternators for some applications like buses, trucks or other special vehicles have higher pole numbers between alterbator and November 29th Reviewed: Increasing the speed and output current while maintaining the same excitation reduces the flux density in the stator.


Martins and Philippe Viarouge Submitted: When the same stator is rewound with m three-phase laternator and N conductors per slot, the new electrical parameters can be expressed as: These alternators have their field and stator windings cooled by axial airflow, produced by an external fan attached to the drive belt pulley.

They are machine-inserted in the slots, and the slot filling factor K fill is modest around or oundell than 0. Note that none of the topologies regains the original idle power. With the 3D FE modeling, the electrical parameters of the alternator can be directly obtained by applying two methods: When the same stator is rewound with m three-phase windings and N conductors per slot, the new electrical parameters can be expressed as:.

If bidirectional power flow is not required, the three single-phase BSBR structure shown in fig. PWM controlled full-bridge rectifier PFBR In order to exploit the alternator at its maximum capabilities, it is interesting to set an optimum power angle as proposed in Liang et al.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Automobile alternators. The output current obtained by simulation wlternator a diode rectifier and a PWM full-bridge rectifier compared lundel experimental results.

The parameters of the electrical alternator model are derived from the no-load EMF versus rotor field current characteristic E V j rotor and the short circuit characteristic I CC j rotor. Automobile emissions control Catalytic converter Diesel particulate filter Exhaust manifold Glasspack Muffler. It is also interesting to operate two interleaved Altenrator with a fixed duty-cycle of 0. Slow diode rms current ISD.

Since such a magneto system only depended on the engine’s motion to generate current, it could even be used when starting a manually cranked engine, provided the crank was pulled sharply, so that the magneto would produce enough current for the coils to make good sparks. For winding parameters see Table 1.

Fast diode rms current IFD. Every car has it — The Lundell generator with claw-pole rotor.

Alternator (automotive)

Influence of the number of turns on the performance The number of turns in the stator winding has a significant effect on the output performances of an alternator connected to a Conventional Diode Rectifier CDR and a battery. Comparative analysis of simulation and experimental results from manufacturer of the alternator output characteristics.


At higher speeds, the stator magneto-motive force MMF produces space harmonic fields in the air-gap which are augmented by the slot openings and again produce claw-pole eddy currents Boldea, Table 1 shows the distribution of losses in an alternator Beretta, for two different speeds full excitation field.

The armature phase resistance is measured at the rated temperature rise. The akternator advantage of such converters is the reduced rectifier losses alternaotr at higher speeds if MOSFETs with low on-resistance e.

With a Conventional Diode Rectifier CDRthe armature reaction always has a demagnetizing effect since the voltage is in phase with the current. Larger vehicles may have salient pole alternators similar to larger machines. The number of rotor poles for passenger vehicles is generally fixed at 12 poles.

They use slip rings having greatly extended brush life over a commutator. Other MathWorks country sites are not optimized for visits from your location. Increasing the number of poles reduces the inductance of the stator winding, and as a result, increases the short circuit current. The comparison of the output current characteristics with the original alternator shows that the current generated with the PFBR is lower in the range of to rpm Fig.

This will also add to magnetic losses at very low speeds and low loads where the flux density in the air-gap generated mainly by excitation field is modulated by the stator slot openings.

Reduced Lundell Alternator Reduced Lundell claw-pole alternator with an external voltage regulator expand all in page. The approximate cost estimation for each solution can be derived from the number and ratings of the semiconductors and from the output filter size.