Optimal Design of Gear Transmission System of Increasing Speed for Half-Direct-Drive Tidal Current Energy Station
The half-direct-drive transmission is conducted for the transmission system of tidal current power stations using a small speed-up ratio of planetary gearbox between turbine and generator. A design model is developed for the optimization of the planetary gear transmission system. And a mixed genetic algorithm is applied on the basis of fundamentals of genetic algorithm to carry out the optimization. From the example calculation, a better design scheme is obtained by the optimization.
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
F. K. Kong et al., "Optimal Design of Gear Transmission System of Increasing Speed for Half-Direct-Drive Tidal Current Energy Station", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 450, pp. 345-348, 2011