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Wind turbine simulation model for the study of combined mechanical and electrical faults

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posted on 14.03.2016, 14:54 authored by Raed Ibrahim, Simon Watson
Wind turbine (WT) is a complex system comprised of many different components with different functions; it is a formidable challenge to understand the dynamic behaviour of a WT and the root cause of any disturbances, owing to the integration of aerodynamic, mechanical and electrical components in an environment subject to significant stochastic environment forcing. Therefore, there is a need for robust and reliable model to study the performance of WTs in terms of truly integrated electrical and mechanical responses. This paper presents a new model for WT by using MATLAB. This model can be simulated under various operating conditions to yield valuable information for condition monitoring and effective algorithm development for fault detection.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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European Wind Energy Association Annual Event


IBRAHIM, R.K. and WATSON, S.J., 2015. Wind turbine simulation model for the study of combined mechanical and electrical faults. Presented at the European Wind Energy Association Conference, Paris, 17-20th Nov.


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