Controller design for the cancellation of the tower fore-aft mode in a wind turbine

William Leithead, Sergio Dominguez Ruiz

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Abstract

With the increase in size of wind turbines, there is increasing interest in exploiting the pitch control capability of variable speed turbines to alleviate tower fatigue loads. The most direct method is to modify the blade pitch angle in response to a measurement of tower acceleration. It is shown that the flap mode has a central role in determining whether this approach is effective since there is a strong interaction between the blade flap-wise mode and the tower fore-aft mode. Several different approaches to the design of the controller for the tower speed feedback loop are investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 44th IEEE conference on decision and control & european control conference, Volumes 1-8
PublisherIEEE
Pages1276-1281
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780395670
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2006
Event44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference - Seville, Spain
Duration: 12 Dec 200515 Dec 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)0191-2216

Conference

Conference44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference
Abbreviated titleCDC-ECC
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period12/12/0515/12/05

Keywords

  • acceleration
  • accelerometers
  • aerodynamics
  • blades
  • costs
  • fatique
  • frequency
  • poles and towers
  • size control
  • wind turbines

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