Attenuating wind turbine loads through model based individual pitch control

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    In this paper we consider wind turbine load attenuation through model based control. Asymmetric loads caused by the wind field can be reduced by pitching the blades individually. To this end we investigate the use of stochastic models of the wind which can be included in a model based individual pitch controller design. In this way the variability of the wind can be estimated and compensated for by the controller. The wind turbine model is in general time-variant due to its rotational nature. For this reason the modeling and control is carried out in so-called multiblade coordinates. The individual pitch controller design in investigated in simulations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Nordic Wind Power Conference 2009
    Publication date2009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event5th Nordic Wind Power Conference - Rønne, Denmark
    Duration: 10 Sept 200911 Sept 2009
    Conference number: 5


    Conference5th Nordic Wind Power Conference
    Internet address


    • Wind turbine, Control, Load reduction


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