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Brandetti, L. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Merino Martinez, R. (author), Watson, S.J. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are considered promising solutions for urban wind energy generation due to their design, low maintenance costs, and reduced noise and visual impact compared to horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs). However, deploying these turbines close to densely populated urban areas often triggers considerable local...
review 2024
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Lara, Manuel (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author), Vázquez, Francisco (author), Garrido, Juan (author)
Individual pitch control (IPC) is a method to mitigate periodic blade loads in wind turbines, and it is typically implemented using the multi-blade coordinate (MBC) transform, which converts the blade load measurements from a rotating frame into the non-rotating tilt axis and yaw axis. Previous studies have shown that by including an...
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Mulders, S.P. (author), Liu, Y. (author), Spagnolo, Fabio (author), Christensen, P.B. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
Modern industrial wind turbine controllers for partial-load region control are becoming increasingly complex by progressively relying on modeled aerodynamic characteristics. These advanced turbine controllers generally consist of a combined wind speed estimator and tracking controller, allowing for a granular trade-off between energy capture...
journal article 2023
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Lara, Manuel (author), Garrido, Juan (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Vázquez, Francisco (author)
The reduction of fatigue loadings in wind turbines to increase their lifetime has become of special interest from a control viewpoint. Individual Pitch Control (IPC) is a well-known approach used to mainly mitigate periodic blade loads, and it is usually implemented with the assistance of the multi-blade coordinate (MBC) transformation, which...
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Liu, Y. (author), Brandetti, L. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author)
The combined wind speed estimator and tip speed ratio (WSE-TSR) tracking control scheme is widely used to regulate power production for large-scale modern wind turbines. Although very effective, such an advanced control scheme, based on the prior model information, is highly dependent on external measurements. For partial-load region control,...
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Dinkla, R.T.O. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author), Oomen, T.A.E. (author)
In recent years, the amount of data available from systems has drastically increased, motivating the use of direct data-driven control techniques that avoid the need of parametric modeling. The aim of this paper is to analyze closed-loop aspects of these approaches in the presence of noise. To analyze this, a unified formulation of several...
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Dinkla, R.T.O. (author), Oomen, T.A.E. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author)
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)-assisted Model Predictive Control (MPC) for wind turbine control has received much attention for its ability to incorporate future wind speed disturbance information in a receding horizon optimal control problem. However, the growth of wind turbine sizes results in increasing system complexity and system...
conference paper 2023
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Huang, L.J. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Taschner, E. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
In most current offshore wind farms, the turbines are controlled greedily, neglecting any coupling by wake effects with other turbines. By neglecting these effects of aerodynamic interactions, the power production performance is substantially reduced. Besides the well-known wake steering and dynamic induction control wake control strategies, a...
conference paper 2023
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Mulders, S.P. (author), Brandetti, L. (author), Spagnolo, F. (author), Liu, Y. (author), Christensen, P.B. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
Wind turbine partial-load controllers have evolved from simple static nonlinear function implementations to more advanced dynamic controller structures. Such dynamic control schemes have the potential to improve power production performance in realistic environmental conditions and allow for a more granular trade-off between loads and energy...
conference paper 2023
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Brandetti, L. (author), Liu, Y. (author), Pamososuryo, A.K. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Watson, S.J. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
On-shore horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) provide a cost-effective solution for low carbon electricity generation. However, public acceptance is still a problem. A possible alternative to a HAWT is a vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT), which is more visually appealing and less noisy. Furthermore, the inherent omni-directionality of VAWTs...
journal article 2023
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Brandetti, L. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Liu, Y. (author), Watson, S.J. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
The combined wind speed estimator and tip-speed ratio (WSE–TSR) tracking wind turbine control scheme has seen recent and increased traction from the wind industry. The modern control scheme provides a flexible trade-off between power and load objectives. On the other hand, the Kω2 controller is often used based on its simplicity and steady-state...
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van Wingerden, J.W. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Dinkla, R.T.O. (author), Oomen, T.A.E. (author), Verhaegen, M.H.G. (author)
Direct data-driven control has attracted substantial interest since it enables optimization-based control without the need for a parametric model. This paper presents a new Instrumental Variable (IV) approach to Data-enabled Predictive Control (DeePC) that results in favorable noise mitigation properties, and demonstrates the direct equivalence...
conference paper 2022
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Pamososuryo, A.K. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Ferrari, Riccardo M.G. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
The ever-increasing power capacities of wind turbines promote the use of tall and slender turbine towers. This poses a challenge from a fatigue loading perspective by the relocation of the first and lightly-damped tower side-side natural frequency into the turbine operating regime, promoting its excitation during nominal operation. The...
conference paper 2022
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Gonzalez Silva, J. (author), van der Hoek, D.C. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Ferrari, Riccardo M.G. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
Wind turbines are prone to structural degradation, particularly in offshore locations. Based on the structural health condition of the tower, power de-rating strategies can be used to reduce structural loads at the cost of power losses. This paper introduces a novel closed-loop switching control architecture to constrain the thrust in individual...
conference paper 2022
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Liu, Y. (author), Pamososuryo, A.K. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Ferrari, Riccardo M.G. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
The estimation of the rotor effective wind speed is used in modern wind turbines to provide advanced power and load control capabilities. However, with the ever increasing rotor sizes, the wind field over the rotor surface shows a higher degree of spatial variation. A single effective wind speed estimation therefore limits the attainable...
journal article 2022
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Brandetti, L. (author), Liu, Y. (author), Mulders, S.P. (author), Ferreira, Carlos (author), Watson, S.J. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
In recent years, industrial controllers for modern wind turbines have been designed as a combined wind speed estimator and tip-speed ratio (WSE-TSR) tracking control scheme. In contrast to the conventional and widely used Kω 2 torque control strategy, the WSE-TSR scheme provides flexibility in terms of controller responsiveness and...
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Mulders, S.P. (author)
In the last decades, tremendous efforts have been put in advancements of wind turbine technology by scientific research and industrial developments. One of the focal areas has been the upscaling of turbines to increase power capacity. However, by enlarging turbine sizes, the square-cube law dictates rising costs per unit of power capacity. To...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Mulders, S.P. (author), Zaaijer, M B (author), Bos, R. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
Standardized, easy to use, and preferably open-source research software is an important aspect in supporting and solidifying the wind turbine community. To this end, three contributions in the form of open-source software projects are presented in this paper. First, a community-driven wind turbine baseline controller, the Delft Research...
journal article 2020
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Mulders, S.P. (author), Hovgaard, Tobias Gybel (author), Grunnet, Jacob Deleuran (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
With the ever increasing power rates of wind turbines, more advanced control techniques are needed to facilitate tall towers that are low in weight and cost-effective but in effect more flexible. Such soft-soft tower configurations generally have their fundamental side-side frequency in the below-rated operational domain. Because the turbine...
journal article 2020
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Mulders, S.P. (author), Pamososuryo, A.K. (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
With the trend of increasing wind turbine rotor diameters, the mitigation of blade fatigue loadings is of special interest to extend the turbine lifetime. Fatigue load reductions can be partly accomplished using individual pitch control (IPC), and is commonly facilitated by the so-called multiblade coordinate (MBC) transformation. This...
journal article 2020
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