Special Issue "Advances in the Fault Tolerance and Resilience of Wind and Tidal Energy Conversion Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Yassine Amirat
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Guest Editor
Institut de Recherche Dupuy de Lôme (UMR CNRS 6027 IRDL), ISEN Yncréa Ouest, Brest, France
Interests: electric machines and drives; tidal and wave power; wind power; fault detection and diagnosis; fault-tolerant control; microgrids; smart grids
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Dr. Elhoussin Elbouchikhi
Guest Editor
ISEN Yncréa Ouest, LABISEN, France
Interests: condition monitoring; fault-tolerant control; signal processing and statistics for power systems monitoring; power electronics; microgrids; energy management systems; marine renewable energy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The growing demand for safety, reliability, maintainability, and survivability in power conversion systems has drawn significant research in the design of resilient or fault-tolerant systems. These systems are designed to tolerate some faults (robust control) or to be able to promptly adapt the control laws (fault-tolerant control) in such a way as to preserve pre-specified satisfactory performance in terms of production quality, safety, etc. The need for these resilient or fault-tolerant systems has inspired a great deal of research for the particular case of electric machines and drives. The majority of these contributions have been focused on faults in the electric machine or the drive components, while current trends include sensors and application fault modes. Indeed, the overall performance of electric motor/generator drives with a feedback control structure depends not only on the health of the motor itself but also on the performance of the driving circuits and sensors (encoder, voltage and current sensors). High reliability can indeed be achieved with robust or oversized systems, but the industrial tendency is to design fault-tolerant power conversion systems, especially for wind and tidal turbine systems, which are characterized by high survivability requirements particularly in the offshore and marine context. These systems include redundancy by adopting specific machines and drive configurations such as multiphase or multi-windings/multi-converters systems. In this context, this Special Issue aims to be an open platform to share knowledge about challenges in wind and tidal turbines fault-tolerant control or resilience. It particularly seeks original contributions regarding ideas, recent developments, or mature control strategies addressing both theoretical and experimental studies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1) fault-tolerant control (passive and active structures); 2) redundant design (hardware versus analytical (software) redundancy); 3) design of fault-tolerant electric machines and converters; 4) resilient power conversion structures; 5) practical considerations of fault-tolerant control in industrial applications.

Prof. Mohamed Benbouzid
Dr. Yassine Amirat
Dr. Elhoussin Elbouchikhi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fault-tolerant control
  • resilient power conversion architecture
  • electric machines and drives
  • power electronics
  • wind turbines
  • tidal turbines

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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