Proactive control of wind turbine with blade load constraints
Journal article, 2012

This paper describes an easy-to-implement, proactive control strategy for wind turbines, incorporating constraints on blade loads. The control strategy is aimed for rejecting wind gusts and is based on upwind speed measurements and a new statistical wind gust detection mechanism. The control action comprises simultaneous driveline and collective pitch control with constraints on flapwise bending moment. The controller is evaluated by simulation on a transient between two steady-state operational modes of the wind turbine. A new driveline backstepping-based controller with integral action for compensation of steady-state errors is also proposed and verified by simulations.

collective pitch

preview control

load mitigation

Wind turbine

Author

Alexander Stotsky

Swedish Wind Power Technology Center (SWPTC)

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automatic Control

Bo Egardt

Swedish Wind Power Technology Center (SWPTC)

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automatic Control

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering

0959-6518 (ISSN)

Vol. 226 7 985-993

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Areas of Advance

Energy

DOI

10.1177/0959651812439976

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