Frequency weighted model predictive control of wind turbine

Martin Klauco, Niels Kjølstad Poulsen, Mahmood Mirzaei, Hans Henrik Niemann

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This work is focused on applying frequency weighted model predictive control (FMPC) on three blade horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT). A wind turbine is a very complex, non-linear system influenced by a stochastic wind speed variation. The reduced dynamics considered in this work are the rotational degree of freedom of the rotor and the tower for-aft movement. The MPC design is based on a receding horizon policy and a linearised model of the wind turbine. Due to the change of dynamics according to wind speed, several linearisation points must be considered and the control design adjusted accordingly. In practice is very hard to measure the effective wind speed, this quantity will be estimated using measurements from the turbine itself. For this purpose stationary predictive Kalman filter has been used. Stochastic simulations of the wind turbine behaviour with applied frequency weighted model predictive controller are presented. Statistical comparison between frequency weighted MPC, standard MPC and baseline PI controller is shown as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Conference on Process Control (PC)
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0926-1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event19th International Conference on Process Control (PC 2013) - Strbske Pleso, Slovakia
Duration: 18 Jun 201321 Jun 2013


Conference19th International Conference on Process Control (PC 2013)
CityStrbske Pleso
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