Virtual wind fields, aerodynamics of rotors, flexible bodies, models of gears, and power electronics – all these different domains are required to form a complete model of a modern wind turbine. The Modelica technology is perfectly suited to fit these multi-physical set of demands. Hence, a new model- ling library developed by our institute will help to conduct research and development for topics addressing the complete system of a wind turbine.
Application examples are the optimal non-linear control of the system and its safe integration into the European energy network. Within the frame of these applications, valuable synergies arise with respect to related problems in aviation. One common research task is, for instance, the use of LIDAR-based wind measurement systems for gust detection and actively controlled gust load reduction.