Adaptive MPC of wind turbine with aero-elastically tailored blades

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The use of aero-elastically tailored blades (ATB) for large wind turbines has shown the benefit of mitigating blade loads with the design of bend twist coupling (BTC) along the blades. In this work, to include the ATB effect into the turbine model for control, a twofold modeling for ATB characteristics is proposed. First a static BTC distribution is added to the turbine aerodynamics to account for the blade’s pre-bend-twist design, next a second order transfer function is introduced to approximate the blade structural dynamic response to wind speed variations. The nonlinear model of the whole ATB wind turbine is built up in Simulink, linearized and discretized into a state-space form. An adaptive model predictive controller (MPC) is developed, the control performance is compared to the gain-scheduling baseline controller.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2022
EventThe Science of Making Torque from Wind - TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jun 20223 Jun 2022
Conference number: 9th


ConferenceThe Science of Making Torque from Wind
Abbreviated titleTORQUE 2022
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  • adaptive MPC
  • wind turbine
  • aero-elastically tailored blades (ATB)


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