Sub-Scale Stage 1 Magnetic Gear for a Marine Hydrokinetic Generator
The goal of this project is to design, fabricate, and test a hermetically sealed 50 kilowatt (kW) multistage magnetically geared generator (MGG). In
order to reduce risk, a sub-scale 5kW multistage MGG was first built. This project will benefit MHK device developers by providing an MHK PTO that overcomes the reliability concerns of the mechanical gears and the sizing constraints of the direct-drive generators. Measurement data for a 9.5:1 gear ratio magnetic gear with a measured peak torque of 227 N-m as well as the dual stage magnetic gear with a 63:1 gear ratio.
DOE Project Number: EE0008100
DOE Project Lead: Erik Mauer
Last Updated: a month ago
Submitted May 12, 2022
Portland State University