Yaw control for 20MW offshore multi rotor system

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Abstract

A Simulink model of a 20MW multi rotor system (MRS) is built containing all the necessary detail to demonstrate yaw control for a novel yawing technique. The aerodynamics of each rotor are based on blade element momentum theory summed across a single actuator with the rotor and power conversion system modelled as a lumped mass model. A yaw controller is designed which operates by manipulating the thrusts of the rotors. The feasibility of this yaw mechanism is demonstrated by implementing it at wind speeds of 8m/s, 11m/s and 15m/s. At each wind speed the system remained stable with the yaw error kept within a maximum of 5 degrees over a two hour period.

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ConferenceEuropean Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2015)
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period17/11/1520/11/15
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Keywords

  • multi rotor system
  • yaw control
  • Simulink models
  • blade element momentum theory
  • lumped mass models
  • wind speed
  • offshore wind turbines

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MacMahon, E. N., Stock, A., Leithead, W., & Jamieson, P. (2015). Yaw control for 20MW offshore multi rotor system. Paper presented at European Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2015), Paris, France.
MacMahon, Euan Niall ; Stock, Adam ; Leithead, William ; Jamieson, Peter. / Yaw control for 20MW offshore multi rotor system. Paper presented at European Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2015), Paris, France.
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MacMahon, EN, Stock, A, Leithead, W & Jamieson, P 2015, 'Yaw control for 20MW offshore multi rotor system' Paper presented at European Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2015), Paris, France, 17/11/15 - 20/11/15, .

Yaw control for 20MW offshore multi rotor system. / MacMahon, Euan Niall; Stock, Adam; Leithead, William; Jamieson, Peter.

2015. Paper presented at European Wind Energy Association Annual Event (EWEA 2015), Paris, France.

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