Hardware-in-the-loop simulations and control design for a small vertical axis wind turbine

Ugur Sancar, Aykut Ozgun Onol, Ahmet Onat, Serhat Yesilyurt

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Abstract

Control design plays an important role in wind energy conversion systems in achieving high efficiency and performance. In this study, hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations are carried out to design a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm for small vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs). Wind torque is calculated and applied to an electrical motor that drives the generator in the HIL simulator, which mimics the dynamics of the rotor. To deal with disturbance torques in the HIL system, a virtual plant is introduced to obtain an error between the speeds in the HIL system and virtual plant. This error is used by a proportional-integral (PI) controller to generate a disturbance torque compensation signal. The MPPT algorithm is tested in the HIL simulator under various wind conditions, and the results are compared with numerical simulations. The HIL simulator successfully mimics the dynamics of the VAWT under various wind conditions and provides a realistic framework for control designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 25th International Conference on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies, ICAT 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467381468
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event25th International Conference on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies, ICAT 2015 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 29 Oct 201531 Oct 2015

Publication series

Name2015 25th International Conference on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies, ICAT 2015 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies, ICAT 2015
Country/TerritoryBosnia and Herzegovina
CitySarajevo
Period29/10/1531/10/15

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Disturbance torque com pensation
  • Hardware in the loop
  • inertia emulation
  • maximum power point tracking
  • vertical axis wind turbine

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