Developing Wind Power Systems Using MATLAB and Simulink

For a system as complex as a wind turbine, the ability to simulate the physical systems (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, etc.) and control systems in a single environment is crucial to the development process. It enables engineers to incorporate requirements into the development process, design at the system level, and to predict and optimize overall system performance without relying only on hardware prototypes. This approach helps engineers produce a turbine design that will produce more power at a lower cost to build and operate.

This series of webinars will show how to do a system-level design of a wind turbine, from the tips of the blades to the connection to the electrical network. At various steps of the process, presenters isolate different systems for testing, and then integrate those changes into the overall system to measure the impact on system performance.  Model-Based Design enables teams to use simulation to test and verify the system more completely, leading to a more robust design.

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