Wind Turbine – Multibody, Multi-Domain Physical Model in MapleSim – Maplesoft

Wind Turbine

This model simulates the power generation as wind passes over blades. The goal is to stabilize the power generation by controlling the nacelle and blade pitch angle. This is done by using a dc motor to align the nacelle in the wind direction, as well as controlling the angle of attack by rotating the blades to reduce the induced drag. To convert the mechanical power to electrical power, a DC permanent magnet motor is used as a generator.


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  • WindTurbine Model insight is gained through both 2-D simulation plots and 3-D visualizations.
  • results The results show the nacelle and blade pitch angle varying with the wind direction as well as the overall power generation.