Control strategy for constant-speed wind turbine in below rated wind speed

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

The objective of this thesis is to design a control strategy to improve power capture in below rated wind speed for constant speed pitch regulated wind turbines.To achieve the objective of this thesis, it is convenient to model rotor/wind-field interaction by a simple ordinary differential equation. It is also required to use a simple model to represent the dynamic behaviour of a grid connected constant speed horizontal axis wind turbine to assess the performance of the proposed control strategy. Simulink based simulations of the wind model and turbine dynamics combined with the control strategy is performed to analyse its performance and to estimate the extra power capture by using the control system in below rated wind speed in comparison to running the turbine with fixed blade pitch angle (without the use of control strategy) in the same region.
Date of Award23 Aug 2019
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University Of Strathclyde
SupervisorBill Leithead (Supervisor) & Hong Yue (Supervisor)

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