Articles | Volume 8, issue 4
Research article
24 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 24 Apr 2023

Prognostics-based adaptive control strategy for lifetime control of wind turbines

Edwin Kipchirchir, M. Hung Do, Jackson G. Njiri, and Dirk Söffker

Data sets

FAST v7 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Short summary
In this work, an adaptive control strategy for controlling the lifetime of wind turbine components is proposed. Performance of the lifetime controller is adapted based on real-time health status of the rotor blades to guarantee a predefined lifetime. It shows promising results in lifetime control of blades without speed regulation and tower load mitigation trade-off. It can be applied in optimizing maintenance scheduling of wind farms, which increases reliability and reduces maintenance costs.
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