Articles | Volume 1, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 1, 153–175, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-1-153-2016
Wind Energ. Sci., 1, 153–175, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-1-153-2016

Research article 29 Sep 2016

Research article | 29 Sep 2016

Basic controller tuning for large offshore wind turbines

Karl O. Merz

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Aug 2016) by Michael Muskulus
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Aug 2016) by Jakob Mann(Chief Editor)
AR by Karl Merz on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Wind turbines are controlled through the electrical torque on the generator and the pitch of the blades. The tuning of the controller determines the dynamics of the system, which can then be good (smooth yet responsive) or bad (ineffective or unstable). A methodical investigation was conducted to determine the minimal model of the wind turbine structure and aerodynamics that can be used to tune the controller gains for large, multi-MW offshore wind turbines.