Stochastic wind turbine control in multiblade coordinates

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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. A controller based on the H2 methodology is designed and tested in simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference 2010
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAmerican Control Conference (ACC 2010) - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 3 Jun 20102 Jul 2010


ConferenceAmerican Control Conference (ACC 2010)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Internet address


  • Stochastic control
  • Wind turbine
  • Individual pitch control
  • Wind


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