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Title: Wind Turbine Field Testing of State-Space Control Designs: August 25, 2003--November 30, 2003

Abstract

This report investigates the application of advanced pitch control algorithms on a 600 kW variable-speed, variable-pitch wind turbine known as the Controls Advanced Research Turbine (CART). A design approach is outlined to test both time-invariant and periodic control methods for fatigue load reduction over all operating wind speeds. Practical implementation issues are identified and addressed. Test data and preliminary performance comparisons are presented to support the approach.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15009600
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR-500-35061
AAM-3-33231-01; TRN: US200430%%901
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-99-GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Sep 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; ALGORITHMS; DESIGN; IMPLEMENTATION; PERFORMANCE; TESTING; TURBINES; WIND TURBINES; WIND POWER; WIND TURBINE; CONTROLS ADVANCED RESEARCH TURBINE; PITCH CONTROL; FATIGUE LOAD; WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Stol, K. A., and Fingersh, L. J.. Wind Turbine Field Testing of State-Space Control Designs: August 25, 2003--November 30, 2003. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/15009600.
Stol, K. A., & Fingersh, L. J.. Wind Turbine Field Testing of State-Space Control Designs: August 25, 2003--November 30, 2003. United States. doi:10.2172/15009600.
Stol, K. A., and Fingersh, L. J.. Wed . "Wind Turbine Field Testing of State-Space Control Designs: August 25, 2003--November 30, 2003". United States. doi:10.2172/15009600. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15009600.
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abstractNote = {This report investigates the application of advanced pitch control algorithms on a 600 kW variable-speed, variable-pitch wind turbine known as the Controls Advanced Research Turbine (CART). A design approach is outlined to test both time-invariant and periodic control methods for fatigue load reduction over all operating wind speeds. Practical implementation issues are identified and addressed. Test data and preliminary performance comparisons are presented to support the approach.},
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