Strong stabilization of a wind turbine tower model

Xiaowei Zhao, George Weiss

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Abstract

We derive a model for a wind turbine tower in the plane of the turbine blades, that comprises a nonuniform SCOLE system and a two-mass drive-train model (with gearbox). The input of this model is the electric torque created by the electrical generator. We show the impedance passivity and well-posedness of this model in the natural state space. We also prove that generically, this system can be strongly stabilized by feedback using information about the angular velocity of the nacelle and the angular velocity of the generator rotor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control held jointly with 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009
Pages5526-5531
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control held jointly with 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 15 Dec 200918 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0191-2216

Conference

Conference48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control held jointly with 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period15/12/0918/12/09

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