Size related performance limitations on wind turbine control performance

S. Dominguez, W.E. Leithead

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Abstract: Wind turbine size has increased exponentially for the last twenty years. With the increase in size the control systems for variable speed pitch regulated machines play a greater role, since they are used for other tasks than just regulating generator speed. The structural dynamics impact directly on the achievable control system performance becoming more restrictive as the size of wind turbine increases. To make this dependence explicit, the relationships between performance measures of the control system and wind turbine structural dynamic characteristics are derived
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006
EventInternational Control Conference 2006 - Glasgow, UK
Duration: 30 Aug 20061 Sep 2006


ConferenceInternational Control Conference 2006
Abbreviated titleICC2006
CityGlasgow, UK
OtherThe Conference covers Methods, Technology, Applications and Education in Control Engineering. UKACC seeks to act as an effective link between the UK and the international control communities, and to provide a focus for International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) related activities. UKACC has three constituent members: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), The Institute of Measurement and Control (IMC), and The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
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  • Fatigue loads
  • feedback
  • control
  • pitch
  • fundamental limitations
  • right half-planezeros
  • time delay
  • bandwidth

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