Blade-Pitch Control for Wind Turbine Load Reductions

  • Wai Hou (Alan)┬áLio

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Wai Hou (Alan) Lio
    Pages 1-10
  3. Wai Hou (Alan) Lio
    Pages 51-75
  4. Wai Hou (Alan) Lio
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  5. Wai Hou (Alan) Lio
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About this book


This thesis investigates the use of blade-pitch control and real-time wind measurements to reduce the structural loads on the rotors and blades of wind turbines. The first part of the thesis studies the main similarities between the various classes of current blade-pitch control strategies, which have to date remained overlooked by mainstream literature. It also investigates the feasibility of an estimator design that extracts the turbine tower motion signal from the blade load measurements. In turn, the second part of the thesis proposes a novel model predictive control layer in the control architecture that enables an existing controller to incorporate the upcoming wind information and constraint-handling features. This thesis provides essential clarifications of and systematic design guidelines for these topics, which can benefit the design of wind turbines and, it is hoped, inspire the development of more innovative mechanical load-reduction solutions in the field of wind energy.


Wind Turbine Load Reductions Blade-Pitch Control Real-Time Wind Measurements Turbine Tower Motion Signal Model Predictive Control MPC

Authors and affiliations

  • Wai Hou (Alan)┬áLio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Wind EnergyTechnical University of DenmarkRoskildeDenmark

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75531-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75532-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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