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

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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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