Passive and Active Vibration Control of Renewable Energy Structures

Zili Zhang

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    The present thesis deals with fundamental researches on passive and active vibration control of renewable energy structures, and provides useful models for practical applications. Effective and robust vibration control methods have been explored for mitigating the lightly damped edgewise blade vibration and lateral tower vibration, with the main focus on structural control devices. Rigorous theoretical modeling of different dynamic system has been established, based on which detailed design and analysis of the proposed control devices can be carried out.

    This thesis also explores technical solutions for wave energy point absorbers, in order to maximize the mean absorbed power and to deliver more smooth power to the grid. A novel suboptimal causal control law has been established for controlling the motion of the point absorber, and a new type of point absorber has also been proposed with detailed modeling and analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
    Number of pages287
    ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7112-361-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    SeriesPh.d.-serien for Det Teknisk-Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet

    Bibliographical note

    Søren R.K. Nielsen, Principal supervisor
    Jie Li, Secondary supervisor


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