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Recorded Webinar Series: Developing Wind Power Systems using MathWorks Tools

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.

In this series of webinars, The MathWorks 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, we will isolate different systems for testing, and then integrate those changes into the overall system to measure the impact on system performance. Using Model-Based Design enables teams to use simulation to test and verify the system more completely, leading to a more robust design.

Part 1: Model-Based Design of a Wind Turbine (27:12)
Part 2: Determining Mechanical Loads for Wind Turbines (34:03)
Part 3: Designing Pitch and Yaw Actuators for Wind Turbines (35:52)
Part 4: Designing Control Systems for Wind Turbines (34:22)