Nonlinear PI control for variable pitch wind turbine

Ren, Yaxing, Li, Liuying, Brindley, Joseph and Jiang, Lin (2016) Nonlinear PI control for variable pitch wind turbine. Control Engineering Practice, 50 . pp. 84-94. ISSN 0967-0661

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Nonlinear PI control for variable pitch wind turbine
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Wind turbine uses a pitch angle controller to reduce the power captured above the rated wind speed and release the mechanical stress of the drive train. This paper investigates a nonlinear PI (N-PI) based pitch angle controller, by designing an extended-order state and perturbation observer to estimate and compensate unknown time-varying nonlinearities and disturbances. The proposed N-PI does not require the accurate model and uses only one set of PI parameters to provide a global optimal performance under wind speed changes. Simulation verification is based on a simplified two-mass wind turbine model and a detailed aero-elastic wind turbine simulator (FAST), respectively. Simulation results show that the N-PI controller can provide better dynamic performances of power regulation, load stress reduction and actuator usage, comparing with the conventional PI and gain-scheduled PI controller, and better robustness against of model uncertainties than feedback linearization control.

Keywords:Nonlinear PI, Extended-order state and perturbation observer, Pitch angle contro
Subjects:H Engineering > H620 Electrical Engineering
H Engineering > H660 Control Systems
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
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Deposited On:15 Sep 2022 13:41

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