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Modelling and control of floating offshore wind turbines

Tomas-Rodriguez, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-9630-9579 & Santos, M. (2019). Modelling and control of floating offshore wind turbines. REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA DE AUTOMATICA E INFORMATICA INDUSTRIAL, 16(4), doi: 10.4995/riai.2019.11648


This tutorial deals with the modeling and control of floating marine wind turbines. First, these offshore wind energy systems, located on the high seas, in deep waters are described; some modeling approaches are discussed. The power control of these turbines is presented in detail, explaining the different types of control that seek to maximize the energy. The issue of unstable dynamics that can appear in the floating platform due to the wind turbine rotor control is highlighted, something that other types of offshore and onshore turbines do not share. An example shows the reduction of vibrations by applying structural control strategies; results prove that a passive device that is complemented with a mechanism called inerter eliminates the oscillations of the floating

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Licence.
Publisher Keywords: Modelling; Control; Wind turbine; Floating Offshore wind turbines; wind marine energy; renewable energy
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics
Text (Spanish Language Text) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

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