### Abstract

Original language | English |
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Number of pages | 4 |

Publication status | Published - 25 May 2016 |

Event | EAWE 12th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe - DTU, Lyngby, Denmark Duration: 25 May 2016 → 27 May 2016 |

### Conference

Conference | EAWE 12th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe |
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Country | Denmark |

City | Lyngby |

Period | 25/05/16 → 27/05/16 |

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### Keywords

- Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs)
- mechanical torque
- electrical generators
- torque control

### Cite this

*Vertical axis wind turbines: minimising generator losses by torque control*. Paper presented at EAWE 12th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe, Lyngby, Denmark.

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**Vertical axis wind turbines : minimising generator losses by torque control.** / Argent, Michael; McDonald, Alasdair; Leithead, Bill.

Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper

TY - CONF

T1 - Vertical axis wind turbines

T2 - minimising generator losses by torque control

AU - Argent, Michael

AU - McDonald, Alasdair

AU - Leithead, Bill

PY - 2016/5/25

Y1 - 2016/5/25

N2 - Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) tend to produce mechanical torque which varies significantly with rotor azimuth angle. The cost of the electrical generator is related to the peak generator torque which in turn depends on the choice of torque/speed control strategy. This choice of control strategy also affects the copper and iron losses of the generator; these can be modelled using harmonic analysis. The paper demonstrates how an optimal control strategy (from a generator loss point of view) can be achieved without significant extra cost.

AB - Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) tend to produce mechanical torque which varies significantly with rotor azimuth angle. The cost of the electrical generator is related to the peak generator torque which in turn depends on the choice of torque/speed control strategy. This choice of control strategy also affects the copper and iron losses of the generator; these can be modelled using harmonic analysis. The paper demonstrates how an optimal control strategy (from a generator loss point of view) can be achieved without significant extra cost.

KW - Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs)

KW - mechanical torque

KW - electrical generators

KW - torque control

UR - http://eawephd2016.org/en/

M3 - Paper

ER -