Hamiltonian model of a wind turbine tower structure as a switched system
Wind turbines are being used to generate electricity as an alternative energy source to conventional fossil fuels, and it is well known that wind towers must to sustain continuous vibration forces throughout their operational life. In this paper, a stability analysis of bending deflection of a wind turbine steel tower is presented.
The wind turbine is modelled as the structure of a simplified beam-column by a switched system. It is modelled by using a Hamiltonian system, which simplifies the system under study and allows to analyze the stability dynamics of the system. An eigenvalue analysis have been done in order to analyze the stability of the system; finally, also, some transient simulations of the system are presented to verify the results obtained.
CYBERNETICS AND PHYSICS, Vol. 2, No. 2. 2013 , 63-68.