Chattering Control Design on a Variable-Speed Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine L. Acho, Y. Vidal, M. Zapateiro, F. Pozo and N.

Luo∗
CoDAlab, www-ma3.upc.edu/codalab Departament de Matem` atica Aplicada III Escola Universit` aria d’Enginyeria T` ecnica Industrial de Barcelona Universitat Polit` ecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automatic Control, Institute of Informatics and Applications, University of Girona, Girona, Spain

Introduction
Increasing attention to wind power electricity generation dependence of global economies on fossil fuels concern about the environment

Introduction
Increasing attention to wind power electricity generation dependence of global economies on fossil fuels concern about the environment Prevailing goal of WT with rudimentary control systems minimization of the cost minimization of the maintenance of the installation.

Introduction
Increasing attention to wind power electricity generation dependence of global economies on fossil fuels concern about the environment Prevailing goal of WT with rudimentary control systems minimization of the cost minimization of the maintenance of the installation. Recently, increasing size of the WT use of mechanical actuators opened the door to active control of the captured power.

Introduction There are two types of wind control for turbines constant speed control variable speed control .

Introduction There are two types of wind control for turbines constant speed control variable speed control Constant speed rotors are designed to deflect high wind gust loads .

variable pitch horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) is proposed in this work.Introduction There are two types of wind control for turbines constant speed control variable speed control Constant speed rotors are designed to deflect high wind gust loads Variable wind turbines are designed to control strong and gusty winds Some WT are able to operate at variable pitch A new control strategy for variable-speed. .

Introduction Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Copyright. .

Introduction Control strategy summary nonlinear dynamic chattering torque control linear blade pitch angle control .

Introduction Control strategy summary nonlinear dynamic chattering torque control linear blade pitch angle control The proposed controllers allow a rapid transition of the WT generated power between different desired set values electrical power tracking with a high-performance behavior for all other state variables .

Structures. and Turbulence) code. . Aerodynamics.Introduction Control strategy summary nonlinear dynamic chattering torque control linear blade pitch angle control The proposed controllers allow a rapid transition of the WT generated power between different desired set values electrical power tracking with a high-performance behavior for all other state variables The proposed controllers are validated using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) WT simulator FAST (Fatigue.

publicly available. professional-grade products .Brief simulator description (FAST) NREL’s National Wind Technology Center develops CAE tools that support the wind industry with state-of-the-art design and analysis capability that have become the industry standard for analysis and development that are free. open-source.

open-source. publicly available. professional-grade products In particular.Brief simulator description (FAST) NREL’s National Wind Technology Center develops CAE tools that support the wind industry with state-of-the-art design and analysis capability that have become the industry standard for analysis and development that are free. the FAST code is an aeroelastic simulator was evaluated in 2005 by Germanischer Lloyd Wind Energie and found suitable for the calculation of onshore WT loads for design and certification .

Brief simulator description (FAST) FAST main features Computes structural-dynamic and control-system responses as part of the aero-hydro-servo-elastic solution Uses a combined 24-DOF modal and multi-body representation Control system modeling through subroutines. or Simulink R with MATLAB R Nonlinear time-domain solution for loads analysis Linearization procedure for controls and stability analysis . DLLs.

Brief simulator description (FAST) .

.Control strategy: Torque Control The electrical power-tracking error is defined as e = Pe − Pref . (1) where Pe is the electrical power and Pref is the reference power.

. (3) where τc is the torque control in the rotor side and ωg is the generator speed. 2007]. Kα > 0. Boukhezzar et al.Control strategy: Torque Control The electrical power-tracking error is defined as e = Pe − Pref . (1) where Pe is the electrical power and Pref is the reference power. e (2) and let us take in account that the electrical power is given by Pe = τc ωg . ˙ = −ae − Kα sgn(e) a. Let us impose a first-order dynamic to this error [B..

ωg . 2007]. Let us impose a first-order dynamic to this error [B. ˙ = −ae − Kα sgn(e) a..Control strategy: Torque Control The electrical power-tracking error is defined as e = Pe − Pref . e (2) and let us take in account that the electrical power is given by Pe = τc ωg . (3) where τc is the torque control in the rotor side and ωg is the generator speed. (1) where Pe is the electrical power and Pref is the reference power. Substitution of (1) and (3) in (2) yields the torque control −1 τ˙c = [τc (aωg + ω ˙ g ) − aPref + Kα sgn(Pe − Pref )]. Boukhezzar et al. Kα > 0.

ensures finite time stability. the settling time can be chosen by properly defining the values of the parameters a and Kα .Control strategy: Torque Control Theorem The proposed controller τ˙c = −1 [τc (aωg + ω ˙ g ) − aPref ωg +Kα sgn(Pe − Pref )]. Moreover. .

S. ensures finite time stability. P. Bernstein. the settling time can be chosen by properly defining the values of the parameters a and Kα . 1997. Bhat and D. Moreover.Control strategy: Torque Control Theorem The proposed controller τ˙c = −1 [τc (aωg + ω ˙ g ) − aPref ωg +Kα sgn(Pe − Pref )]. Proof mainly based on Lyapunov functions and S. ACC. .

P. Bhat and D. 1997. 800 P 600 ref 1600 1400 1200 1000 Asymptotically stable Finite time stability 400 200 0 5 10 . Bernstein. ensures finite time stability. the settling time can be chosen by properly defining the values of the parameters a and Kα . Proof mainly based on Lyapunov functions and S. S. ACC. Moreover.Control strategy: Torque Control Theorem The proposed controller τ˙c = −1 [τc (aωg + ω ˙ g ) − aPref ωg +Kα sgn(Pe − Pref )].

Kg m2 g Kt : Turbine total external damping..Use the one-mass model of a wind turbine Jt ω ˙ g = Ta ng − Kt ωg − Tg ng Jt : Turbine total inertia.Control strategy: Torque Control How can we approximate ω ˙ g? 1. Nm ωg : generator speed. Boukhezzar et al. Nm Tg : Generator torque in rotor side. Nm rad−1 s Ta : Aerodynamic torque. 2007] .. rad s−1 ng : gearbox ratio [B.

1s + 1 [M. Nm ωg : generator speed. 1989] .Use the one-mass model of a wind turbine Jt ω ˙ g = Ta ng − Kt ωg − Tg ng Jt : Turbine total inertia. W.. John Wiley and Sons. Kg m2 g Kt : Turbine total external damping..Control strategy: Torque Control How can we approximate ω ˙ g? 1. and M. Nm Tg : Generator torque in rotor side. Boukhezzar et al. Vidyasagar. 2007] 2..Use the estimator (transfer function in the Laplace domain) s 0. rad s−1 ng : gearbox ratio [B. Nm rad−1 s Ta : Aerodynamic torque. Spong.

Kβ > 0.Control strategy: Pitch Controller A pitch proportional controller is added upon the rotor speed tracking error β = Kβ (ωr − ωn ). where ωr is the rotor speed and ωn is the nominal rotor speed. .

Control strategy: Pitch Controller A pitch proportional controller is added upon the rotor speed tracking error β = Kβ (ωr − ωn ). Kβ > 0. . As we want to disable this control when ωr < ωn the final proposed controller is given by the following expression 1 β = Kβ (ωr − ωn ) [1 + sgn(ωr − ωn )] . 2 Kβ > 0. where ωr is the rotor speed and ωn is the nominal rotor speed.

5 MW WT at the National Wind Technology Center (left).5 MW WT used for numerical validation using FAST. and comparison (scale in meters) with the Statue of Liberty (right) . Installation of a General Electric 1.Simulation results The 1.

Simulation results Wind speed profile 15 14 13 wind (m/s) 12 11 10 9 8 0 5 10 15 time (s) 20 25 30 35 .

5 MW 20 rpm 13 Height of tower Rotor diameter Rated power wind (m/s) 12 11 10 9 8 0 5 10 15 time (s) 20 25 30 35 Nominal rotor speed (ωn ) .Simulation results Wind speed profile 15 14 WT Characteristics Number of blades 3 82.39 m 70 m 1.

Torque Control 1600 1400 1200 1000 Pe (kW) 800 600 400 200 P ref Boukhezzar K =1.5⋅ 106 α 0 0 5 10 15 time (s) 20 25 30 35 .

5⋅ 106 20 0 5 10 15 time (s) 20 25 30 35 .Torque Control 50 45 40 ωr (rpm) 35 30 25 Boukhezzar Kα=1.

Torque and Pitch Control 1600 1400 1200 1000 Pe (kW) 800 600 400 200 P ref Boukhezzar K =1.5⋅ 106 α 0 0 5 10 15 time (s) 20 25 30 35 .

Torque and Pitch Control 23.5 21 20.5 23 22.5 22 ωr (rpm) 21.5⋅ 106 20 0 5 10 15 time (s) 20 25 30 35 .5 Boukhezzar Kα=1.

5⋅ 10 0 0 5 10 15 time (s) 20 25 30 6 35 .Torque and Pitch Control 14 12 10 8 β (deg) 6 4 2 Boukhezzar Kα=1.

.Conclusions A WT controller is presented for a turbulence wind condition.

however it generates large rotor speed fluctuations. .Conclusions A WT controller is presented for a turbulence wind condition. The nonlinear torque control leads to a good power regulation.

When the pitch controller is added upon the torque controller then a good performance is obtained in rotor speed and electrical power regulation. The nonlinear torque control leads to a good power regulation. .Conclusions A WT controller is presented for a turbulence wind condition. however it generates large rotor speed fluctuations.

however it generates large rotor speed fluctuations. When the pitch controller is added upon the torque controller then a good performance is obtained in rotor speed and electrical power regulation.Conclusions A WT controller is presented for a turbulence wind condition. The proposed controller is easily applicable to other WTs. . The nonlinear torque control leads to a good power regulation.

Institute of Informatics and Applications.upc. University of Girona. Acho. Electronics and Automatic Control. Girona. Vidal. Zapateiro. M. Spain . Barcelona.edu/codalab Departament de Matem` atica Aplicada III Escola Universit` aria d’Enginyeria T` ecnica Industrial de Barcelona Universitat Polit` ecnica de Catalunya. Spain ∗ Department of Electrical Engineering. www-ma3.Chattering Control Design on a Variable-Speed Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine L. Pozo and N. F. Y. Luo∗ CoDAlab.

Moreover. ˙ = ee ˙ = e(−ae − Kα sgn(e)) = −ae2 − Kα |e| < 0. 2 Let us take the Lyapunov function V = 1 2 e . (1997)]. Bernstein. the origin is a finite time stable equilibrium and ts ≤ 1 √ (V )1/2 . finite time stability can be proven. from Theorem 1 in [S. S. From (4). √ √ ˙ ≤ −Kα |e| = −Kα 2 V . V (4) Thus. the equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable. Bhat and D. V That is. Then. Kα 2 → ts ≤ e Kα . P.Control strategy: Torque Control Proof.

where τ = RC .Control strategy: Torque Control Comparison Resistor-Capacitor circuit ˙+ Cv v R Error dynamic Kα = 0 ˙ + ae = 0 e e(t) = e0 exp(−at) Settling time after 5τ sec. where τ = 1/a =0 −t v(t) = v0 exp( RC ) Capacitor discharged after 5τ sec.

2(5τ ) seconds.Control strategy: Torque Control Objective Choose the values of the parameters a and Kα in the proposed controller to obtain the desired value in just 0. .

Assuming that in a neighborhood of t = 0 the error is bounded by |e| = |Pe − Pref | < 1.5 · 106 (rated power of the WT) 1. ts ≤ Kα Kα a Taking a = 1 it is obtained that 1.2(5τ ) seconds.Control strategy: Torque Control Objective Choose the values of the parameters a and Kα in the proposed controller to obtain the desired value in just 0.2(5 ). by rearranging terms. Kα and. . Kα > 1.5 · 106 1 e < < 0.5 · 106 .2(5τ ) = 0.5 · 106 ts ≤ < 1.

Torque Control 8 7 6 5 τc (kN·m) 4 3 2 1 Boukhezzar Kα=1.5⋅ 10 0 0 5 10 15 time (s) 20 25 30 6 35 .

5⋅ 10 0 0 5 10 15 time (s) 20 25 30 6 35 .Torque and Pitch Control 8 7 6 5 τc (kN·m) 4 3 2 1 Boukhezzar Kα=1.

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