A wind turbine emulator for generator control algorithm development
2013 (English)In: Industrial Technology (ICIT), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, IEEE conference proceedings, 2013, 228-233 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The paper describes an emulator for wind turbines which aims to be a base for the development of control algorithms for wind turbine generators. The emulator is physically composed by two servomotors in a back-to-back configuration, each of them controlled by a 4-kW power electronics converter. A FPGA-based control board is employed to model the effects of the wind, both in terms of turbulence and harmonics, and to emulate the mechanical characteristics of a wind turbine drive train. The models generate torque reference signals for the torque control of one of the two machines, which acts as a wind turbine. The second machine is used as a generator, controlled by the same FPGA-based board. The specific tasks of a wind turbine emulator are presented, describing in detail how they could be replicated on a small-scale test bench. The features of the actual emulator shown in the paper are discussed. Experimental results are presented, showing the benefits of a small-scale system for algorithm development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2013. 228-233 p.
digital control, field programmable gate arrays, machine control, power convertors, torque control, turbogenerators, wind power plants
Research subject Electrical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185840DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2013.6505677ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84877636026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-185840DiVA: diva2:924345
Industrial Technology (ICIT), 2013 IEEE International Conference on
QC 201606082016-04-282016-04-282016-06-08Bibliographically approved