Torsional vibration characteristic study of the grid-connected DFIG wind turbine

Songtao Yu, Da Xie, Wangping Wu, Chenghong Gu, Furong Li

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This paper studies the torsional vibration characteristics of the grid-connected doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine by small signal analysis method. Firstly a detailed small-signal stability union model of the grid-connected DFIG wind turbine is developed, including the mechanical system and electrical system. To study the dynamic characteristic of the blade, gearbox, low speed and high speed shafts, a three mass shaft model for the mechanical system is adopted. At the same time, small signal models of DFIG, the voltage source converter (VSC) and the transmission line of the electrical system are developed respectively. Then, through calculating the eigenvalues of the state matrix A and the corresponding participation factors, the modal analysis is conducted in the shaft torsional vibration issues. And the impact of the system parameters including the series compensation capacitor, the flat-wave reactor, the PI parameters, especially the speed controller of generator rotor on shaft torsional vibration are discussed. The results show that the speed controller strengthens association between the mechanical system and the electrical system, and also produces a low-frequency oscillation mode.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012022
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2017


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