Novel control strategy for the global model of wind turbine

Yattou El Fadili, Youssef Berrada, Ismail Boumhidi


This paper presents a new nonlinear control for the overall model of a three-blade horizontal axis variable speed wind turbine (VSWT) including mechanical and electrical parts, with the aim of improving its performance and making it more profitable. The proposed control is an extension of the classical sliding mode control (SMC) by converting its sliding surface into a sliding sector. The classical SMC approach is widely used for nonlinear systems due to its stability against parameter variation, it is robustness against modeling uncertainties, its good results against external disturbances, and its ease of implementation in real time. Unfortunately, the SMC has a major drawback related to the chattering phenomenon. This phenomenon is due to the utility of a higher switching gain in the case of large uncertainties, it causes high-frequency oscillations once the sliding regime is reached, and it can cause a loss of accuracy by influencing the input control variables. This is the reason that aims to develop a new control law to eliminate the chattering and to guarantee stability, which is demonstrated by the Lyapunov theory. The effectiveness of the developed control is compared with the SMC and is illustrated by numerical simulations using MATLAB toolboxes.


Chattering phenomenon; Doubly-fed induction generator; Modeling of wind turbines; Renewable energy; Sliding mode control; Two-mass model; Variable speed wind turbine

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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