Wind turbine control system modeling capabilities

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At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory`s (NREL`s) National Wind Technology Center the authors are continuing to make progress in their ability to model complete wind turbine systems. An ADAMS{reg_sign} model of the NREL variable speed test bed turbine was developed to determine whether wind turbine control systems could be simulated and to investigate other control strategies for this turbine. Model simulations are compared with data from the operating turbine using the current mode of operation. In general, the simulations show good agreement with test data. Having established confidence in their ability to model the physical machine, the authors evaluated two ... continued below

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Pierce, K. & Fingersh, L.J. April 1, 1998.

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At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory`s (NREL`s) National Wind Technology Center the authors are continuing to make progress in their ability to model complete wind turbine systems. An ADAMS{reg_sign} model of the NREL variable speed test bed turbine was developed to determine whether wind turbine control systems could be simulated and to investigate other control strategies for this turbine. Model simulations are compared with data from the operating turbine using the current mode of operation. In general, the simulations show good agreement with test data. Having established confidence in their ability to model the physical machine, the authors evaluated two other control methods. The methods studied are a generalized predictive control method and a bias estimation method. Simulation results using these methods are compared to simulation results of the current mode of operation of the turbine.

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  • 1998 American controls conference, Philadelphia, PA (United States), 24-26 Jun 1998

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  • Other: DE98004785
  • Report No.: NREL/CP--500-24378
  • Report No.: CONF-980623--
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 654072
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707563

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Pierce, K. & Fingersh, L.J. Wind turbine control system modeling capabilities, article, April 1, 1998; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707563/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.