With the rapid growth of wind energy worldwide, challenges in the operation and control of wind turbine systems are becoming increasingly important. These affect all parts of the system, and require an integrated approach to optimize safety, cost, integrity and survivability of the system, while retaining the desired performance quality.
This book conveys up to date theoretical and practical techniques applicable to the control of wind turbine systems. Topics covered include wave loads on monopole-supported offshore wind turbines; numerical and experimental tools for small wind turbine load analysis; structural control concepts for load reduction of offshore wind turbines; towards farm-level health management of wind turbine systems; data-based approaches to the monitoring of wind turbines; fault diagnostics for electrically operated pitch systems in offshore wind turbines; an emulator prototype design for vibration control of magnetic bearings for wind turbine power generator shafts; condition monitoring and diagnostics of wind turbine power trains; and robust fuzzy fault tolerant control wind energy systems subject to actuator and sensor faults.
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Wave loads on monopile-supported offshore wind turbines: current methods and future challenges
- Chapter 3: Numerical and experimental tools for small wind turbine load analysis
- Chapter 4: Structural control concept for load reduction of offshore wind turbines
- Chapter 5: Advanced control of wind turbine system
- Chapter 6: Toward farm-level health management of wind turbine systems: status and scope for improvements
- Chapter 7: Health monitoring of wind turbine: data-based approaches
- Chapter 8: Fault diagnostics for electrically operated pitch systems in offshore wind turbines
- Chapter 9: Magnetic bearing for wind turbine power generator shaft: an emulator prototype design for vibration control
- Chapter 10: Condition monitoring and diagnostics of wind turbine power train
- Chapter 11: Robust fuzzy fault tolerant control wind energy system subject to actuator and sensor faults
Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
Hamid Reza Karimi is a Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy where his research interests are in the areas of control systems and mechatronics. He serves as Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Member of several international journals, and on various committees relevant to his research area. Professor Karimi has won a number of international awards, including the Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in 2016 and 2017, JSPS Research Award, the Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellowship Award and the August-Wilhelm-Scheer Award.