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Real time process simulation for evaluation of wind turbine control systems
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ECN Wind Energy 1-6-2003
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ECN-RX--03-043 Conference Paper
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Presented at: European Wind Energy Conference 2003, Madrid, Spain, 16-19 juni 2003.

This paper describes intermediate results of the development of a genericreal-time process simulator for verification of wind turbine control systems. The objective of the project is to reduce commissioning time and increase safety and reliability of prototype and modified industrial turbines. The simulator is aimed to simulate the behaviour of windturbine components and environmental influences in real-time, in particular for abnormal and extreme situations. Proper acting of turbine controls can then be verified easily by connecting the controller direct to the configurable process simulator. ?Hardware in the loop? is added to evaluate real components instead of simulating them. The first project phase has been finished and was focussed on exploration and analysis. A development methodology has been established based on a case with a simplified turbine. Inventorying two different industrial wind turbines, as well as external influences, specifies general turbine components. The second phase involves modelling and implementation and is currently in execution. The simulator is foreseen to be available for industrial use before end 2005.

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