Response of Torque Controller for a MW Wind Turbine under Turbulence Wind Speed

난류 풍속에 대한 MW급 풍력발전기의 토크 제어기 응답

  • Lim, Chae-Wook (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Hanbat Nat'l Univ.)
  • 임채욱 (한밭대학교 기계공학과)
  • Received : 2016.07.19
  • Accepted : 2016.12.23
  • Published : 2017.03.01


The main objective of a torque controller below rated wind speed is to extract maximum power from the potential wind energy. To do this, the torque control method, which adjusts the torque magnitude and makes it proportional to the square of the generator speed, has been applied. However, this method makes the response slower as the wind turbines are getting larger in size with multi-MW capacities. In this paper, a torque control method that uses the nonlinear parameter of rotor speed for aerodynamic torque as a control gain is discussed to improve the response by adjusting an additional torque magnitude. The nonlinear parameter of the rotor speed could be calculated both online and offline. It is shown that the offline case is more practical and effective in producing power through the numerical simulation of a 2MW wind turbine by considering the real turbulence wind speed.


MW Wind Turbine;Torque Controller;Optimal Mode Gain;Rotor Speed;Nonlinear Parameter;Turbulence Wind Speed;Generated Power


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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