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Title: Active load control techniques for wind turbines.

Abstract

This report provides an overview on the current state of wind turbine control and introduces a number of active techniques that could be potentially used for control of wind turbine blades. The focus is on research regarding active flow control (AFC) as it applies to wind turbine performance and loads. The techniques and concepts described here are often described as 'smart structures' or 'smart rotor control'. This field is rapidly growing and there are numerous concepts currently being investigated around the world; some concepts already are focused on the wind energy industry and others are intended for use in other fields, but have the potential for wind turbine control. An AFC system can be broken into three categories: controls and sensors, actuators and devices, and the flow phenomena. This report focuses on the research involved with the actuators and devices and the generated flow phenomena caused by each device.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [1]
  1. (University of California, Davis, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
943932
Report Number(s):
SAND2008-4809
TRN: US200902%%565
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; ACTUATORS; PERFORMANCE; ROTORS; WIND TURBINES; Turbine blades.

Citation Formats

van Dam, C.P., Berg, Dale E., and Johnson, Scott J. Active load control techniques for wind turbines.. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.2172/943932.
van Dam, C.P., Berg, Dale E., & Johnson, Scott J. Active load control techniques for wind turbines.. United States. doi:10.2172/943932.
van Dam, C.P., Berg, Dale E., and Johnson, Scott J. Tue . "Active load control techniques for wind turbines.". United States. doi:10.2172/943932. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/943932.
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abstractNote = {This report provides an overview on the current state of wind turbine control and introduces a number of active techniques that could be potentially used for control of wind turbine blades. The focus is on research regarding active flow control (AFC) as it applies to wind turbine performance and loads. The techniques and concepts described here are often described as 'smart structures' or 'smart rotor control'. This field is rapidly growing and there are numerous concepts currently being investigated around the world; some concepts already are focused on the wind energy industry and others are intended for use in other fields, but have the potential for wind turbine control. An AFC system can be broken into three categories: controls and sensors, actuators and devices, and the flow phenomena. This report focuses on the research involved with the actuators and devices and the generated flow phenomena caused by each device.},
doi = {10.2172/943932},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2008},
month = {Tue Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2008}
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