Efficient Aeroservoelastic Modeling and Control Using Trailing-Edge Flaps of Wind Turbines

Ng, B. F., Hesse, H. , Kerrigan, E. C., Palacios, R. and Graham, J. M. R. (2014) Efficient Aeroservoelastic Modeling and Control Using Trailing-Edge Flaps of Wind Turbines. In: 2014 UKACC International Conference on Control (CONTROL), Loughborough, UK, 9-11 July 2014, ISBN 9781479950119 (doi: 10.1109/CONTROL.2014.6915106)

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This paper presents a computationally efficient aeroservoelastic modeling approach for dynamic load alleviation in large wind turbines with trailing-edge aerodynamic control surfaces. The aeroelastic model is expressed directly in a state-space formulation and trailing-edge flaps are modeled directly in the unsteady aerodynamics. The linear model of a single rotating blade is used to design a Linear-Quadratic-Gaussian regulator for minimizing the root-bending moments, which is shown to provide load reductions of about 20% in closed-loop on the full wind turbine non-linear aeroelastic model.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity controls, aeroservoelastic control, aeroservoelastic modeling, Aerospace control, blades, CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS, dynamic load alleviation, elasticity, flaps, linear model, linear quadratic Gaussian control, linear-quadratic-gaussian regulator, Load modeling, load reductions, Mathematical model, minimisation, nonlinear aeroelastic model, nonlinear control systems, Poles and towers, root-bending moment minimization, Rotors, single rotating blade, state-space formulation, state-space methods, trailing-edge aerodynamic control surfaces, trailing-edge flaps, Unsteady aerodynamics, vortex panel, wind turbine, wind turbines
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hesse, Dr Henrik
Authors: Ng, B. F., Hesse, H., Kerrigan, E. C., Palacios, R., and Graham, J. M. R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity

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