Optimal Control of a Ballast-Stabilized Floating Wind Turbine

Søren Christiansen, Torben Knudsen, Thomas Bak

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Offshore wind energy capitalizes on the higher
and less turbulent wind speeds at sea. The use of floating
structures for deeper waters is being explored. The control
objective is a tradeoff between power capture and fatigue, especially
that produced by the oscillations caused by the reduced
structural stiffness of a floating installation in combination
with a coupling between the fore–aft motion of the tower and
the blade pitch. To address this problem, the present paper
models a ballast-stabilized floating wind turbine, and suggests
a linear quadratic regulator (LQR) in combination with a wind
estimator and a state observer. The results are simulated using
aero elastic code and analysed in terms of damage equivalent
loads. When compared to a baseline controller, this controller
clearly demonstrates better generator speed and power tracking
while reducing fatigue loads.
TidsskriftIEEE Conference on Computer-Aided Control Systems Design
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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