Renewable Energy: Dynamic Modelling of a Wind Turbine
Peter Oyekola1, Aezeden Mohamed2, John Pumwa3
1Peter Oyekola*, Mechanical Engineering Department, Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Lae, Papua New Guinea.
2Aezeden Mohamed, Mechanical Engineering department, Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Lae, Papua New Guinea.
3John Pumwa, Mechanical Engineering Department, Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Lae, Papua New Guinea.
Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 875-880 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4411119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4411.119119
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Abstract: Recently, much attention has shifted to a renewable source of energy, as depletion of existing source hovers significantly. The wind turbine has become one of the preferred alternatives of power generation as it poses less risk as well as its economic and environmental benefits, which has prompted renewed effort in designing the optimum system. This work details the operation of a horizontal axis wind turbine along with the complexities of various parts, for example, streamlined transformation, drive train, and generator representation. Additionally, the conditions portraying its dynamic conduct were successfully simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK, which is necessary to understand its behaviour over specific regions of operations, which differs significantly. The result of this modelling helps in the development of a comprehensive controlling algorithm to aid the performance of the system. This project, therefore, entails the design of a suitable wind energy conversion framework used as an independent, stand-alone energy generator for remote communities in Nigeria. The result of this modelling will be useful in designing better-performing turbines at a reduced cost to ensure economic viability.
Keywords: MATLAB, Renewable Energy, Simulation, Wind turbine.
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology