Pitch Angle Controlling of Wind Turbine System Using Proportional-Integral/Fuzzy Logic Controller

  • Rupendra Kumar Pachauri
  • Harish Kumar
  • Ankit Gupta
  • Yogesh K. Chauhan
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 43)


Blade pitch angle and tip speed ratio (TSR) control approaches are very important in Wind Turbine (WT) to achieve a constant output torque for stability of WT operation. Therefore, accurate and effective control techniques are investigated and designed to supply constant output torque to the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator (PMSG). Furthermore, two controlling approaches, i.e. Proportional-Integral (PI) and Fuzzy Logic (FL) based blade pitch angle and TSR control are implemented, and their performance is investigated in terms of torque stability and response time. The complete system is modeled in MATLAB/Simulink environment. The performance of the system with these control techniques are investigated under variable wind speed conditions. The performance of both the systems is found satisfactory, but system with FLC shows better performance as compared to PI controller.


Fuzzy logic controller Blade pitch angle control Permanent magnet synchronous generator Tip speed ratio Wind turbine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rupendra Kumar Pachauri
    • 1
  • Harish Kumar
    • 1
  • Ankit Gupta
    • 1
  • Yogesh K. Chauhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentSchool of Engineering, Gautam Buddha UniversityGreater NoidaIndia

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