Speed and torque control strategies for loss reduction of vertical axis wind turbines

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Abstract

This paper builds on the work into modelling the generator losses for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines from their intrinsic torque cycling to investigate the effects of aerodynamic inefficiencies caused by the varying rotational speed resulting from different torque control strategies to the cyclic torque. This is achieved by modelling the wake that builds up from the rotation of the VAWT rotor to investigate how the wake responds to a changing rotor speed and how this in turn affects the torque produced by the blades as well as the corresponding change in generator losses and any changes to the energy extracted by the wind turbine rotor.
Original languageEnglish
Article number112007
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume753
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2016
EventThe Science of Making Torque from Wind 2016 - Technische Universität München (TUM), Campus Garching, MUNICH, Germany
Duration: 5 Oct 20167 Oct 2016
Conference number: 6
https://torque2016.conferenceseries.iop.org/

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Keywords

  • VAWT
  • wind energy
  • drivetrain
  • generator
  • loss reduction
  • torque control

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In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 753, 112007, 03.10.2016.

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