Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University

2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

3 Department of Electrical Engineering, Tiran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tiran, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract

Wind energy is one of the fastest sources of renewable energy. Based on different characteristics of wind conditions, the performance of wind turbines can be optimized by adjusting the parameters of the control system. The nonlinearity of the system model and high external uncertainties have made the control of wind turbines an important and necessary study. Pitch angle control is one of the most important controllers in wind turbines. In this paper, the aim is to adjust the pitch angle of the variable speed wind turbine. Fuzzy logic is used to control the Pitch angle, first the fuzzy controller is used as the automatic Pitch angle regulator, and then it is used to adjust the coefficients of the three-term controller (PID controller or three-period controller). Finally, the simulation results are obtained using Matlab software. The results show that the best answers are in using fuzzy logic in setting three-term control coefficients.

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