Optimal Control of Wind Energy Systems - Towards a Global Approach
Munteanu, I., Bratcu, A.I., Cutululis, N.-A., Ceanga, E.
Owing to the stochastic nature of their primary energy source, workable performance of wind
energy conversion systems cannot be achieved without the contribution of automatic control.
Hardcover 283 pp ISBN 9781848000797
Optimal Control of Wind Energy Systems presents a thoroughgoing review of the main control
issues in wind power generation, offering a unified picture of the issues in optimal control of wind
power generation. A series of optimal control techniques are analyzed, assessed and compared, starting with the
classical ones, like PI control, maximum power point strategies and gain-scheduling techniques, and continuing
with some modern ones: sliding-mode techniques, feedback linearization control and robust control. Discussion
is focused on a global dynamic optimization approach to wind power systems using a set of optimization criteria
which comply with a comprehensive group of requirements including: energy conversion efficiency; mechanical
reliability; and quality of the energy provided.
The main results are presented along with illustration by case studies and MATLAB/Simulink (registered marks) simulation
assessment. The corresponding programmes and block diagrams can be downloaded from the book's
page at springer.com. For some of the case studies presented, real-time simulation results are also available,
illustrative examples which will be useful in easing technology transfer in control engineering associated with wind
Control engineers, researchers and graduate students interested in learning and applying systematic optimization
procedures to wind power systems will find this a most useful guide to the field.
Written for academic and industrial researchers in the generation of energy from wind;
libraries; graduate students in electrical engineering and automatic control.
1 Wind Energy
2 Wind Energy Conversion Systems
3 WECS Modelling
4 Basics of the Wind Turbine Control Systems
5 Design Methods for WECS Optimal Control with Energy Efficiency
6 WECS Optimal Control with Mixed Criteria
7 Development Systems for Experimental Investigation
of WECS Control Structures
8 General Conclusion
- A Features of WECS Used in Case Studies
- B Elements of Theoretical Background and Development
- C Photos, Diagrams and Real-time Captures
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