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A Study on the Design of Control Logic for Wind Turbine Simulator having Similarity with 3MW Class Wind Turbine

3MW급 풍력터빈을 모사한 풍력터빈 시뮬레이터 제어로직 설계에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2012.03.29
  • Accepted : 2012.05.24
  • Published : 2012.06.01

Abstract

As wind power has increased steadily, the importance of a condition monitoring system is being emphasized to maximize the availability and reliability of a wind turbine. To develop the advanced algorithms for fault detection and lifespan estimation, a wind turbine simulator is essential for verification of the proposed algorithms before applying them to a condition diagnosis & integrity prognosis system. The developed new-type simulator in this paper includes blades and various sensors as well as a motor, a gearbox and a generator of which the existing simulators generally consist. It also has similarity with a 3MW class wind turbine and can be used to acquire operational data from various operation conditions. This paper presents a design method of control logic for the wind turbine simulator, which gives a wind generation method and similar dynamic characteristics with the 3MW wind turbine. Finally, the proposed control logic is verified through experiments.

Keywords

Wind turbine simulator;Control logic;Condition monitoring;Diagnosis;Prognosis

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국에너지기술평가원(KETEP