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    Robust control of the variable speed wind turbines in the presence of uncertainties: A comparison between H∞ and PID controllers

    , Article Energy ; Volume 90 , October , 2015 , Pages 1508-1521 ; 03605442 (ISSN) Moradi, H ; Vossoughi, G ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2015
    To achieve a cost-effective and reliable use of wind power generation, advanced control techniques are required. In this paper, the application of two control strategies for the improvement of wind turbine power output is investigated in the presence of model/environmental uncertainties. Rotational speed of the wind turbine and consequently its power output are controlled via manipulation of blades pitch angle (at a constant generator torque). First, the classical PID controller is designed based on root locus analysis while in the second scheme, an H∞-robust controller is designed via μ-synthesis based on DKiteration algorithm. Performance of the two controllers in tracking of the desired... 

    Reliability and Economic Evaluation of Power System with Wind Power

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Karimi Taleb, Ali Asghar (Author) ; Oraee Mirzamani, Hashem (Supervisor)
    The demand for electrical energy is increasing. The main source of energy at this moment is fossil fuels. High price, great amount of pollution, uneven distribution and global warming are major disadvantages of fossil fuels. Using renewable resources can tackle these issues. Hence, the demand for renewable energy are highly increased. The wind energy is one type of renewable energy. Increasing the wind power penetration impairs the functionality of power system and causes the environmental issues. In order to have a stable power system this effect should be investigated thoroughly. Due to the inherent uncertain characteristics of wind energy, it is desirable to determine the characteristics... 

    Hybrid immune-genetic algorithm method for benefit maximisation of distribution network operators and distributed generation owners in a deregulated environment

    , Article IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution ; Volume 5, Issue 9 , 2011 , Pages 961-972 ; 17518687 (ISSN) Soroudi, A ; Ehsan, M ; Caire, R ; Hadjsaid, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    In deregulated power systems, distribution network operators (DNO) are responsible for maintaining the proper operation and efficiency of distribution networks. This is achieved traditionally through specific investments in network components. The event of distributed generation (DG) has introduced new challenges to these distribution networks. The role of DG units must be correctly assessed to optimise the overall operating and investment cost for the whole system. However, the distributed generation owners (DGOs) have different objective functions which might be contrary to the objectives of DNO. This study presents a long-term dynamic multi-objective model for planning of distribution... 

    Wind turbine power improvement utilizing passive flow control with microtab

    , Article Energy ; Volume 150 , 2018 , Pages 575-582 ; 03605442 (ISSN) Ebrahimi, A ; Movahhedi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2018
    In this study, the effect of deploying microtabs on performance improvement of a horizontal axis wind turbine blade is numerically investigated in three-dimensions. The NREL Phase VI, a stall-regulated upwind wind turbine, is used as the baseline case. Different cases are considered to investigate the effects of spanwise location as well as the height variation of tabs along the blade span, on the flow over the rotor blade. In all cases, the tab is located at 95% chord of the airfoil section on the lower surface of the blade. Results reveal that locating microtabs at the outboard part of the blade has a greater impact on the rotor performance than the inboard part. However, both cases... 

    Assessing the effect of wind farm layout on energy storage requirement for power fluctuation mitigation

    , Article IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy ; 15 May , 2018 ; 19493029 (ISSN) Kazari, H ; Oraee, H ; Pal, B. C ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc  2018
    Optimization of wind farm (WF) layout has been studied in the literature with the objective of maximizing the wind energy capture. Based on the power spectrum density (PSD) theorem, this paper shows that the WF layout affects not only the total harvested energy but also the level of power fluctuation, which in turn influences required capacity of battery energy storage system (BESS) needed to mitigate the inherent power fluctuation of the wind farms. Since both harvested energy level and BESS capacity directly influence the profit of WF owner, the effect of WF layout on these quantities are taken into account simultaneously and WF layout optimization problem is redefined. Genetic algorithm... 

    The effects of enviromental parameters on wind turbine power PDF curve

    , Article IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2008, Niagara Falls, ON, 4 May 2008 through 7 May 2008 ; 2008 , Pages 1193-1197 ; 08407789 (ISSN) ; 9781424416431 (ISBN) Jafarian, M ; Soroudi, A ; Ehsan, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this paper, the effects of different environmental parameters on power probability density function (PDF) curve and annual energy production of a wind turbine are studied. In each step one of these parameters is changed, and in each case, Wind turbine and wind speed is simulated and produced power has been calculated in every hours of one year. At last it was concluded that altitude above sea level (that affects the air density) and the k factor of weibull distribution have more important effects on wind turbine produced power than the others. © 2008 IEEE  

    Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for wind turbines

    , Article International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems ; Volume 32, Issue 7 , 2010 , Pages 817-824 ; 01420615 (ISSN) Arabian Hoseynabadi, H ; Oraee, H ; Tavner, P. J ; Sharif University of Technology
    The Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) method has been used to study the reliability of many different power generation systems. This paper now applies that method to a wind turbine (WT) system using a proprietary software reliability analysis tool. Comparison is made between the quantitative results of an FMEA and reliability field data from real wind turbine systems and their assemblies. These results are discussed to establish relationships which are useful for future wind turbine designs. The main system studied is an existing design 2 MW wind turbine with a Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG), which is then compared with a hypothetical wind turbine system using the Brushless...