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Design tool for wind turbine control algorithms
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ECN Wind Energy 1-11-2004
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-RX--04-128 Conference Paper
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Presented at: European Wind Energy Conference 2004, London, UK, 22-25 november 2004.


Advanced wind turbine control algorithms have become more important over the last years in order to deal with high requirements on reliability, cost of energy and extreme operating (offshore) conditions. An open source modular 'Design tool for wind turbine control algorithms' within the Matlab environment enables possibilities for wind turbine designers to develop industrial control algorithms and to utilize the benefits of more advanced control solutions. The design tool offers a proven design procedure, which takes the different design stages of a wind turbine into account. It supports initial design and evaluation of control algorithms, linking to aero-elastic codes and implementation in the turbine controller. In addition, the tool assists the designer to operate the design procedure, to avoid design failures and ordering of all the design data, models and versions. Currently, the incorporated design and evaluation models are focussed on design of classic 'rotor speed feedback control' for a variable speed and active pitch turbine and have been verified in practice. More advanced control design modules are within reach as a result of current developments on frequency domain analysis and synthesis of (linearised) turbine models.

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