By pitching the blades of a wind turbine individually it is possible to attenuate the asymmetric loads caused by a non-uniform wind field - this is denoted individual pitch control. In this work we investigate how to set up a simplified stochastic and deterministic description of the wind and a simplified description of the aerodynamics with sufficient detail to design model-based individual pitch controllers. Combined with a simplified model of the wind turbine, we exemplify how to use the model elements to systematically design an individual pitch controller. The design is investigated in simulations.
|Title of host publication||2009 10th European Control Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||European Control Conference 2009 - Budapest, Hungary|
Duration: 23 Aug 2009 → 26 Aug 2009
|Conference||European Control Conference 2009|
|Period||23/08/2009 → 26/08/2009|