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Sponsors: MCA UPC MINECO ERDF Technical

Semi-plenary session: Michel Kinnaert

Model-based fault diagnosis for wind turbines – Can it work in practice?

A fault diagnosis system for a wind turbine typically has a modular structure, each module being dedicated to specific faults and/or components. The presentation will consist of a tour of different modules emphasizing specific issues to ensure successful application on actual test bench or wind farm SCADA data, as well as implementation in industrial supervision systems. In particular, the following point will be addressed: exploitation of simple grey box models accounting for the main physical phenomena, quasi automatic identification of such models from available data, systematic tuning methodology of the parameters of the fault diagnosis system and validation requirements. Ways to use the diagnostic information for control reconfiguration at the level of the wind turbine or the wind farm will be discussed and research perspectives will be pointed out.