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Reduction in the Fluctuating Load on Wind Turbines by Using a Combined Nacelle Acceleration Feedback and Lidar-Based Feedforward Control

Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
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Energies 2020, 13(17), 4558; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13174558
Received: 7 July 2020 / Revised: 21 August 2020 / Accepted: 24 August 2020 / Published: 2 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Control of Wind Turbines)
An advanced pitch controller is proposed for the load mitigation of wind turbines. This study focuses on the nacelle acceleration feedback control and lidar-based feedforward control, and discusses how these controllers contribute to reduce the load on wind turbines. The nacelle acceleration feedback control increases the damping ratio of the first mode of wind turbines, but it also increases the fluctuation in the rotor speed and thrust force, which results in the optimum gain value. The lidar-based feedforward control reduces the fluctuation in the rotor speed and the thrust force by decreasing the fluctuating wind load on the rotor, which reduces the fluctuating load on the tower. The combination of the nacelle acceleration feedback control and the lidar-based feedforward control successfully reduces both the response of the tower first mode and the fluctuation in the rotor speed at the same time. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind turbine control; fluctuating load reduction; nacelle acceleration feedback control; lidar-based feedforward control; combination of feedback and feedforward control wind turbine control; fluctuating load reduction; nacelle acceleration feedback control; lidar-based feedforward control; combination of feedback and feedforward control
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Yamaguchi, A.; Yousefi, I.; Ishihara, T. Reduction in the Fluctuating Load on Wind Turbines by Using a Combined Nacelle Acceleration Feedback and Lidar-Based Feedforward Control. Energies 2020, 13, 4558. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13174558

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Yamaguchi A, Yousefi I, Ishihara T. Reduction in the Fluctuating Load on Wind Turbines by Using a Combined Nacelle Acceleration Feedback and Lidar-Based Feedforward Control. Energies. 2020; 13(17):4558. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13174558

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Yamaguchi, Atsushi, Iman Yousefi, and Takeshi Ishihara. 2020. "Reduction in the Fluctuating Load on Wind Turbines by Using a Combined Nacelle Acceleration Feedback and Lidar-Based Feedforward Control" Energies 13, no. 17: 4558. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13174558

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