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New Generator Control Algorithms For Smart-Bladed Wind Turbines To Improve Power Capture In Below Rated Conditions, Bryce B. Aquino Jan 2014

New Generator Control Algorithms For Smart-Bladed Wind Turbines To Improve Power Capture In Below Rated Conditions, Bryce B. Aquino

Masters Theses

NEW GENERATOR CONTROL ALGORITHMS FOR SMART-BLADED WIND TURBINES TO IMPROVE POWER CAPTURE IN BELOW RATED CONDITIONS

APRIL 2014

BRYCE BAUTISTA AQUINO

B.S.M.E., UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

M.S.M.E., UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

Directed by: Professor Matthew A. Lackner

ABSTRACT

With wind turbines growing in size, operation and maintenance has become a more important area of research with the goal of making wind energy more profitable. Wind turbine blades are subjected to intense fluctuating loads that can cause significant damage over time. The need for advanced methods of alleviating blade loads to extend the lifespan of ...


Scalable Scheduling Of Building Control Systems For Peak Demand Reduction, Truong Nghiem, Madhur Behl, Rahul Mangharam, George Pappas Jun 2012

Scalable Scheduling Of Building Control Systems For Peak Demand Reduction, Truong Nghiem, Madhur Behl, Rahul Mangharam, George Pappas

Real-Time and Embedded Systems Lab (mLAB)

In large energy systems, peak demand might cause severe issues such as service disruption and high cost of energy production and distribution. Under the widely adopted peak-demand pricing policy, electricity customers are charged a very high price for their maximum demand to discourage their energy usage in peak load conditions. In buildings, peak demand is often the result of temporally correlated energy demand surges caused by uncoordinated operation of sub-systems such as heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems and lighting systems. We have previously presented green scheduling as an approach to schedule the building control systems within ...