Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Electrical and Computer Engineering


Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.




Synchronous reluctance generator, because of its inherent advantages, is coming up as an alternative for the conventional electrical generators. Performance of synchronous reluctance machine is greatly influenced by the effect of saturation in its ferromagnetic core under both steady-state and transient operations. Thus, the proper representation of saturation in the modelling of synchronous reluctance generator is of great importance for practical and reliable analysis. In the steady-state and transient modelling of synchronous reluctance generator, saturation in the direct axis is usually considered, while the saturation in the quadrature axis is ignored due to modelling complexity and unavailability of the q-axis saturation characteristic. In this research work, a new method of modelling the magnetic saturation in synchronous reluctance machine has been proposed. A linearized steady-state model and a transient model of saturated synchronous reluctance generator have been developed considering the effect of saturation both in the direct and quadrature axes by using the proposed saturation model.Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2006 .G84. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-01, page: 0409. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2006.