Control of Large Wind Energy Systems: Theory and Methods for the User (Advances in Industrial Control) (Paperback)

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Control of Large Wind Energy Systems: Theory and Methods for the User (Advances in Industrial Control) (Paperback)

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Wind energy systems are central contributors to renewable energy generation, and their technology is continuously improved and updated. Without losing sight of theory, Control of Large Wind Energy Systems demonstrates how to implement concrete control systems for modern wind turbines, explaining the reasons behind choices and decisions.

This book provides an extended treatment of different control topics divided into three thematic parts including modelling, control and implementation. Solutions for real-life difficulties such as multi-parameter tuning of several controllers, curve fitting of nonlinear power curves, and filter design for concrete signals are also undertaken. Examples and a case study are included to illustrate the parametrization of models, the control systems design with problems and possible solutions. Advice for the selection of control laws, calculation of specific parameters, which are necessary for the control laws, as the sensitivity functions, is given, as well as an evaluation of control performance based on indices and load calculation.

Control of Large Wind Energy Systems covers methodologies which are not usually found in literature on this topic, including fractional order PID and nonlinear PID for pitch control, peak shaving control and extremum seeking control for the generator control, yaw control and shutdown control. This makes it an ideal book for postgraduate students, researchers and industrial engineers in the field of wind turbine control.

Advances in Industrial Control reports and encourages the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.


Doctor Adrian Gambier is a senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute of Wind Energy Systems (Fraunhofer IWES) working on control of wind energy systems. He gained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) and the habilitation for university teaching from the University of Mannheim. He is an external lecturer at the Leibniz University Hannover (Germany) teaching control of wind turbines. Dr Gambier is an IEEE Senior Member and IPC member of several international conferences. He has authored and co-authored more than 80 international peer-reviewed papers.
Product Details ISBN: 9783030848972
ISBN-10: 3030848973
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: January 14th, 2023
Pages: 282
Language: English
Series: Advances in Industrial Control