Comparisons of Vector Control Algorithms for Doubly-Fed Reluctance Wind Generators

Jovanovic, Milutin, Ademi, Sul and Obichere, Jude (2015) Comparisons of Vector Control Algorithms for Doubly-Fed Reluctance Wind Generators. In: Transactions on Engineering Technologies. Springer, London, pp. 85-99. ISBN 9789401772358

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-7236-5_7

Abstract

This chapter presents a comparative development and thorough assessment of vector control methodologies for a promising brushless doubly-fed reluctance generator (BDFRG) technology for adjustable speed wind turbines. The BDFRG has been receiving increasing attention in research and industrial communities due to the low operation & maintenance costs afforded by the partially-rated power electronics and the high reliability of brushless construction, while offering competitive performance to its commercially popular and well-known slip-ring counterpart, the doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG). The two robust, machine parameter independent control schemes, one with flux (field) vector orientation (FOC) and the other voltage vector-oriented (VOC), have been built and their response examined by realistic simulation studies on a custom-designed BDFRG fed from a conventional ‘back-to-back’ IGBT converter. The high quality of the simulation results has been experimentally validated on a laboratory BDFRG test facility under VOC conditions as a preferred control option at large-scale wind power levels.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brushless, Doubly-Fed machines, Reactive power control, 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: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 09:12
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/24073

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