Wave Disturbance Reduction of a Floating Wind Turbine Using a Reference Model-based Predictive Control

Søren Christiansen, Seyed Mojtaba Tabatabaeipour, Thomas Bak, Torben Knudsen

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Floating wind turbines are considered as a new and promising solution for reaching higher wind resources beyond the water depth restriction of monopile wind turbines. But on a floating structure, the wave-induced loads significantly increase the oscillations of the structure. Furthermore, using a controller designed for an onshore wind turbine yields instability in the fore-aft rotation. In this paper, we propose a general framework, where a reference model models the desired closed-loop behavior of the system. Model predictive control combined with a state estimator finds the optimal rotor blade pitch such that the state trajectories of the controlled system tracks the reference trajectories. The framework is demonstrated with a reference model of the desired closed-loop system undisturbed by the incident waves. This allows the wave-induced motion of the platform to be damped significantly compared to a baseline floating wind turbine controller at the cost of more pitch action.
TitelAmerican Control Conference (ACC), 2013
Antal sider6
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-4799-0177-7
StatusUdgivet - 2013
Begivenhed The 2013 American Control Conference - Washington, USA
Varighed: 17 jun. 201319 jun. 2013


Konference The 2013 American Control Conference
NavnAmerican Control Conference

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