Electro-mechanical interactions in wind turbines
Electro-mechanical interactions in wind turbines
Editor(s): Nicolaos A. Cutululis (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark), Yi Guo (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark), Amir R. Nejad (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway), and Xiongfei Wang (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

The design and operation of wind power plants are increasingly impacted by the profound transformation and digitalization of electric power systems (and increasingly so by energy systems). Initially the impacts were mostly about the electrical parts of the wind turbines/plants, under the grid code requirements. However, with the de-carbonization of power and energy systems, the impacts are becoming stronger and have expanded into mechanical parts of the plant and wind turbine. For example, the grid-forming operation of wind turbines will most likely have an impact on the drivetrains.

Today, the development and optimization of operations affect both mechanical and electrical parts of wind turbine and plants, including in the operation and control of power systems but most often in isolation. However, the electro-mechanical interactions and dependencies are becoming stronger and stronger, demanding truly holistic and multi-disciplinary approaches for both existing and new grid-forming wind turbines.

This special issue will publish new contributions in wind-energy-related areas of engineering, environmental science, economic analysis, and policy impacts. The primary readers will include those in academia, research institutions, and industrial sectors, as well as policymakers.

This special issue aims at discussing challenges and technical solutions for addressing them. It will publish original contributions on topics such as (but not limited to)

  • the impact of advanced operations, e.g. grid forming, on mechanical parts of wind turbines;
  • the impact of grid code requirements on electro-mechanical interactions in wind turbines;
  • the integrated modelling and simulation of wind turbines and plants for assessing interactions between mechanical and electrical components;
  • control solutions for minimizing the electro-mechanical interactions;
  • condition monitoring and fault detection of electro-mechanical systems;
  • new design and innovative technologies.

All submissions will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the quality and relevance of the articles included in the special issue. Authors can expect constructive feedback from experts in the field.

The deadline for paper submission is 1 November 2024, but papers are reviewed and published as they are received.

If you intend to contribute a paper, please inform one of the guest editors at your earliest convenience.

For all accepted papers, a 20 % discount will be applied to the article processing charges (APCs), thanks to the generous support of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE).

Review process: all papers of this special issue underwent the regular interactive peer-review process of Wind Energy Science handled by members of the editorial board as well as guest editors designated by the WES chief editors.

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21 Mar 2024
Unsupervised anomaly detection of permanent magnet offshore wind generators through electrical and electromagnetic measurements
Ali Dibaj, Mostafa Valavi, and Amir R. Nejad
Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-26,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-26, 2024
Preprint under review for WES (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Mar 2024
On the Uncertainty of Digital Twin Models for Load Monitoring and Fatigue Assessment in Wind Turbine Drivetrains
Felix Christian Mehlan and Amir R. Nejad
Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-28,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-28, 2024
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05 Feb 2024
Identification of electro-mechanical interactions in wind turbines
Fiona Dominique Lüdecke, Martin Schmid, and Po Wen Cheng
Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-13,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-13, 2024
Revised manuscript under review for WES (discussion: final response, 4 comments)
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