Open Science Research Excellence

Zhiwei Gao

Publications

1

Publications

1
10000769
Robust Fault Diagnosis for Wind Turbine Systems Subjected to Multi-Faults
Abstract:

Operations, maintenance and reliability of wind turbines have received much attention over the years due to the rapid expansion of wind farms. This paper explores early fault diagnosis technique for a 5MW wind turbine system subjected to multiple faults, where genetic optimization algorithm is employed to make the residual sensitive to the faults, but robust against disturbances. The proposed technique has a potential to reduce the downtime mostly caused by the breakdown of components and exploit the productivity consistency by providing timely fault alarms. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the robust fault detection methods used under Matlab/Simulink/Gatool environment.

Keywords:
Disturbance robustness, fault monitoring and detection, genetic algorithm and observer technique.