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Title Full envelope wind turbine controller design for power regulation and tower load reduction / Aristeidis-Panagiotis Chatzopoulos.
Name Chatzopoulos, Aristeidis-Panagiotis. .
Abstract The main objective of this thesis is to design controllers for a 2MW wind turbine for power regulation and tower load reduction. Due to the highly stochastic nature of the wind, a wind turbine is exposed to strongly varying loads. More specifically tower loads are a major concern and there is little literature proposing solutions towards their mitigation. One of the objectives of the operation of a wind turbine is to maximize its energy capture in below rated wind speeds through the controller. A thorough assessment of what is possible in a modern MW scale wind turbine is undertaken in this thesis. A full envelope single input single output controller is designed to be used as a benchmark for comparison of the newly proposed coordinating controller which successfully mitigates tower fatigue loads. The design of the newly proposed coordinated controller is thoroughly explored and tested.
Publication date 2011
Name University of Strathclyde. Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
Thesis note Thesis PhD University of Strathclyde 2011 T13265
System Number 000002111

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