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  • Main Title An approach to the development and analysis of wind turbine control algorithms


  • Author: Wu, K.C.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1998-03-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The objective of this project is to develop the capability of symbolically generating an analytical model of a wind turbine for studies of control systems. This report focuses on a theoretical formulation of the symbolic equations of motion (EOMs) modeler for horizontal axis wind turbines. In addition to the power train dynamics, a generic 7-axis rotor assembly is used as the base model from which the EOMs of various turbine configurations can be derived. A systematic approach to generate the EOMs is presented using d`Alembert`s principle and Lagrangian dynamics. A Matlab M file was implemented to generate the EOMs of a two-bladed, free yaw wind turbine. The EOMs will be compared in the future to those of a similar wind turbine modeled with the YawDyn code for verification. This project was sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories as part of the Adaptive Structures and Control Task. This is the final report of Sandia Contract AS-0985.
  • Physical Description: 87 p.


  • Keyword: Computerized Control Systems
  • Keyword: Mathematical Models
  • Keyword: Control Theory
  • Keyword: Y Codes
  • Keyword: Horizontal Axis Turbines
  • STI Subject Categories: 17 Wind Energy
  • Keyword: M Codes


  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1998


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE98004399
  • Report No.: SAND--98-0668
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/658292
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 658292
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706802


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE98004399