Drive-train characteristics of constant speed HAWT's: part II - simple characterisation of dynamics

William Leithead, M.C.M. Rogers

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The overall dvnamic behaviour and hence performance of a grid-connected constant speed horizontal-axis wind turbine is due to a combination of the structural dynamics, the drive-train and generator dynamics and, when appropriate, the control system dynamics. A dynamically well-behaved machine requires that the drive -train dynamics complement in some sense the other wind turbine dynamics . 1n this , the second part of a two part paper, the dependence of the drive-train dynamics on the values of the system parameters is investigated. Simple expressions for indicators of dynamic performance, which provide insight into and facilitate "tuning" of the drive-train dynamics, are derived. The analysis is relevant to almost all constant speed wind turbines, both pitch and stall regulated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-201
Number of pages27
JournalWind Engineering
Volume20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • wind turbine
  • wind energy
  • structural dynamics
  • generator dynamics
  • control system

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Drive-train characteristics of constant speed HAWT's: part II - simple characterisation of dynamics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this