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International Conference on Advances In Engineering And Technology - ICAET 2014

Emulation of a Low Power Wind Turbine using DC Motor mechanically coupled to Synchronous Generator in Matlab- Simulink



Wind poses dynamic characteristic and its speed changes constantly which affects the power generation through a Wind turbine continuously. To get a solution to this problem initially a Wind turbine Emulator for Wind Energy conversion system using a Separate Excited DC motor was built then it was mechanically coupled to the Synchronous Generator. The strategy control was implemented in simulation using Matlab/Simulink. The developed model provides a constant output torque despite the varying wind speed which ranges from the wind turbine “rated wind speed” up to the “cut-out wind speed” .It was achieved by maintaining the torque of the wind turbine to the set-point using Pitch angle control technique which comprises of an Integral controller and a switch .The output torque of the Wind turbine was fed to DC motor which rotates with a speed set as reference. Each cycle of simulation consisted of five input of varying wind speed .A constant output torque was obtained as against the torque set-point. The simulated results demonstrated the effectiveness as no fluctuations in speed of generator was observed. Thus, the load voltage and frequency remained constant at all permissible speed of the wind.

Conference Title : International Conference on Advances In Engineering And Technology - ICAET 2014
Conference Date(s) : 24 - 25 May, 2014
Place : RIT, Roorkee, India
No fo Author(s) : 2
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-028-6-02-45
Page(s) : 219 - 223
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-028-6
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