This work investigates how adaptive trailing edge flaps and classical blade pitch can work in concert using a model-based state space control formulation. The trade-off between load reduction and actuator activity is decided by setting different weights in the objective function used by the model-based controller. The combined control approach allow to achieve higher load alleviations, furthermore, in the presence of e.g. deterioration of an actuator, it enables an online re-tuning of the workload distribution of blade pitch and trailing edge flaps, thus potentially increasing the smart rotor reliability.
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2013 - Vienna, Austria|
Duration: 4 Feb 2013 → 7 Feb 2013
|Conference||European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition 2013|
|Period||04/02/2013 → 07/02/2013|
- Active load control
- Smart rotor