This paper proposes a control algorithm that enables wind turbine operation in high winds. With this objective, an online optimization procedure is formulated that, based on the wind turbine state, estimates those extremal wind speed variations that would produce maximal allowable wind turbine loads. Optimization results are compared to the actual wind speed and, if there is a danger of excessive loading, the wind turbine power reference is adjusted to ensure that loads stay within allowed limits. This way, the machine can operate safely even above the cut-out wind speed, thereby realizing a soft envelope-protecting cut-out. The proposed control strategy is tested and verified using a high-fidelity aeroservoelastic simulation model.
|Titolo:||Wind Turbine Optimal Control During Storms|
|Autori interni:||BOTTASSO, CARLO LUIGI|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONFERENCE SERIES|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|