Strong stabilisation of a wind turbine tower model in the plane of the turbine blades

Xiaowei Zhao*, George Weiss

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We investigate the strong stabilisation of a wind turbine tower model in the plane of the turbine blades, which comprises a nonuniform NASA Spacecraft Control Laboratory Experiment (SCOLE) system and a two-mass drive-train model (with gearbox). The control input is the torque created by the electrical generator. Using a strong stabilisation theorem for a class of impedance passive linear systems with bounded control and observation operators, we show that the wind turbine tower model can be strongly stabilised. The control is by static output feedback from the angular velocities of the nacelle and the generator rotor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2027-2034
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Control
Volume87
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Oct 2014

Funding

FundersFunder number
Israel Science Foundation701/10

    Keywords

    • SCOLE model
    • impedance passive system
    • strong stabilisation
    • two-mass drive-train model
    • wind turbine tower

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