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Title: Systematic approach for PID controller design for pitch-regulated, variable-speed wind turbines

Abstract

Variable-speed, horizontal axis wind turbines use blade-pitch control to meet specified objectives for three regions of operation. This paper focuses on controller design for the constant power production regime. A simple, rigid, non-linear turbine model was used to systematically perform trade-off studies between two performance metrics. Minimization of both the deviation of the rotor speed from the desired speed and the motion of the actuator is desired. The robust nature of the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is illustrated, and optimal operating conditions are determined. Because numerous simulation runs may be completed in a short time, the relationship of the two opposing metrics is easily visualized. 2 refs., 9 figs.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
563840
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-440-23539; AIAA-98-0031; CONF-980104-
ON: DE98001248; TRN: 98:000655
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 17. ASME wind energy symposium, Reno, NV (United States), 12-15 Jan 1998; Other Information: PBD: Nov 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; HORIZONTAL AXIS TURBINES; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; ACTUATORS; SPEED REGULATORS

Citation Formats

Hand, M.M., and Balas, M.J. Systematic approach for PID controller design for pitch-regulated, variable-speed wind turbines. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Hand, M.M., & Balas, M.J. Systematic approach for PID controller design for pitch-regulated, variable-speed wind turbines. United States.
Hand, M.M., and Balas, M.J. Sat . "Systematic approach for PID controller design for pitch-regulated, variable-speed wind turbines". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/563840.
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abstractNote = {Variable-speed, horizontal axis wind turbines use blade-pitch control to meet specified objectives for three regions of operation. This paper focuses on controller design for the constant power production regime. A simple, rigid, non-linear turbine model was used to systematically perform trade-off studies between two performance metrics. Minimization of both the deviation of the rotor speed from the desired speed and the motion of the actuator is desired. The robust nature of the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is illustrated, and optimal operating conditions are determined. Because numerous simulation runs may be completed in a short time, the relationship of the two opposing metrics is easily visualized. 2 refs., 9 figs.},
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