Control of Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Generators for Wind Energy Conversion Systems

Ademi, Sul, Jovanovic, Milutin and Hasan, Mohammed (2015) Control of Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Generators for Wind Energy Conversion Systems. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 30 (2). pp. 596-604. ISSN 0885-8969

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEC.2014.2385472

Abstract

This paper presents the conceptual analysis, comparative simulation, and experimental evaluation of voltage and flux vector-oriented control of a promising low-cost brushless doubly-fed reluctance generator (BDFRG) technology for variable-speed wind turbines with maximum power point tracking. The BDFRG has been receiving increasing attention because of the use of partially rated power electronics and the high reliability of brushless design, while offering performance competitive to its popular slip-ring counterpart, the doubly-fed induction generator. The development and viability of the two parameter-independent controllers have been validated on a custom-made BDFRG prototype using the maximum torque per inverter ampere strategy for the speed and loading conditions commonly encountered in wind power applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doubly-fed reluctance generators, vector control, velocity control, wind power
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 14:56
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2015 10:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22867

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