Implementation of a wind turbine emulator test bench using a squirrel cage induction machine

Gustavo Gontijo, Daniel Krejci, Sersan Guedes, Thiago Tricarico, Bruno França, Mauricio Aredes

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The environmental effects of the massive usage of carbon-based fuels are leading the trends of change in the energy production and consumption profile, which is characterized by seeking clean alternatives of energy generation and by optimizing the energy consumption efficiency. Among these clean alternatives, the wind power system applications are increasing more rapidly worldwide. Thus, it becomes important to develop researches regarding these systems, their control and connection to the power systems. This paper presents in detail the implementation of a wind turbine emulator, composed by two mechanically coupled squirrel cage induction machines, the first one driven by a converter in order to reproduce in the system shaft the wind turbine torque, and the second one representing the generator. The induction machine mathematical model is presented as well as the theory of rotor field oriented control. The turbine mathematical model is represented in the software MATLAB/Simulink and a simulation is carried out in order to provide a torque reference to be given to the converter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Brazilian Power Electronics Conference, COBEP 2017
Number of pages6
PublisherElectrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Communications and Information Technology Association
Publication date1 Jul 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781509062485
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Brazilian Power Electronics Conference, COBEP 2017 - Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Duration: 19 Nov 201722 Nov 2017


Conference14th Brazilian Power Electronics Conference, COBEP 2017
CityJuiz de Fora
SponsorCapes, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq), et al., Keysight Technologies, Ohmini, Phb Solar


  • Rotor Field Oriented Control
  • Squirrel Cage Induction Machine Control
  • Wind Turbine Emulator

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