The main focus of this chapter is to modeling the different parts of the wind energy conversion system (WECS) and reviewing the different approaches used in this context. The chapter starts with the aerodynamic and the structural modeling of the wind turbines (WTs), and a description of the steps used to derive a linear time invariant (LTI) model. Thereafter, the chapter introduces models of the electrical actuators in the three phases (abc) and park phases (dq) reference frames, and recalls the assumptions considered. The chapter finishes by presenting the pulse width modulation (PWM) control strategy, the power converters and the pitch actuator models.
Part of the book: Design Optimization of Wind Energy Conversion Systems with Applications