Adaptive Passivity Based Individual Pitch Control for Wind Turbines in the Full Load Region

Kim L. Sørensen, Roberto Galeazzi, Peter F. Odgaard, Hans Henrik Niemann, Niels Kjølstad Poulsen

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This paper tackles the problem of power regulation for wind turbines operating in the top region by an adaptive passivity based individual pitch control strategy. An adaptive nonlinear controller that ensures passivity of the mapping aerodynamic torque-regulation error is proposed, where the inclusion of gradient based adaptation laws allows for the on-line compensation of variations in the aerodynamic torque. The closed-loop equilibrium point of the regulation error dynamics is shown to be UGAS (uniformly globally asymptotically stable). Numerical simulations show that the proposed control strategy succeeds in regulating the power output of the wind turbine despite fluctuations of the wind field due to wake and turbulence, without overloading the pitch actuators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)9781479932726
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 American Control Conference - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower , Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 4 Jun 20146 Jun 2014


Conference2014 American Control Conference
LocationHilton Portland & Executive Tower
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR

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