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Gerry Moschopoulos, University of Western Ontario: A Comprehensive Model for the Study of the Electrical, Mechanical, and Aerodynamic Aspects of Wind Turbine Systems
In order to fully study the electrical, mechanical, and aerodynamic aspects of a wind turbine system, a detailed model that considers all these aspects must be used. Many models, however, consider only one or two of these so that the effects of their interactions are not properly considered. For the proposed model, three simulation programs—TurbSim, FAST, and Simulink—are used to model wind and the mechanical and electrical parts of a wind turbine and its controllers. Results obtained from the model are used to observe the interaction of all three factors in a wind turbine system.

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