Nonlinear Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wind Turbine Control System With and Without Pitch Control as in Industry

  • Sameh A. EisaEmail author
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


This chapter introduces the state-of-the-art modeling, analysis and simulation of the wind turbine dynamics and control. The modeling part is a comprehensive time domain layout of the model currently considered by industry, such as General Electric, National Renewable Energy Lab and other major manufacturers. The time domain modeling allows for nonlinear and optimization studies for the highly nonlinear and complex wind turbine control system. Also, this allows for better understanding and intensive study of the very important Pitch control, which is crucial in wind turbine systems, for building/designing control strategies and for optimization objectives. This chapter also provides a documentation for what have been published recently (2016–2018) regarding important dynamical properties and parameter sensitivities in the wind turbine control system. In this regard, the chapter also provides a possible reduction to the wind turbine control system based on the range of wind speeds the wind turbine is exposed to. This allows scholar to study the wind turbine dynamics and control in three different regions, one of them has the Pitch control activated in the case of higher wind speeds. Moreover, the chapter provides an illustration of the dynamical stability and the possibility of approximating the wind turbine control system by multiple time scales. Additionally, The chapter provides different simulations of the system, which can be helpful for academic studies that intend to run non-autonomous scenarios. Also, we cite in a recently (2018) published work, a data validation for the model versus real measured data of the power-wind curve, which magnify the findings of our study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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