Dynamic Behavior of DFIG Wind Turbine Under Grid Fault Conditions



The use of doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs) in wind turbines has become quite common over the last few years. These machines provide variable speed and are driven with a power converter which is sized for a small percentage of the turbine-rated power. This paper presents a detailed model of induction generator coupled to wind turbine system. Modeling and simulation of induction machine using vector control computing technique is done. DFIG wind turbine is an integrated part of distributed generation system. Therefore, any abnormalities associates with grid are going to affect the system performance considerably. Taking this into account, the performance of DFIG variable speed wind turbine under network fault is studied using simulation developed in MATLAB/SIMULINK.


  1. DFIG
  2. DQ Model
  3. Vector Control



Fig. 1 Simulink model of DFIG system


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 Fig. 2 Stator currents during balance condition

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Fig. 3 Rotor currents during balance condition

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Fig. 4 Speed and torque during balance condition.

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Fig. 5 Acive and reactive power during balance condition


This paper presents a study of the dynamic performance of variable speed DFIG coupled with wind turbine. The dynamic behavior of DFIG under power system disturbance was simulated using MATLAB/SIMULINK.Accurate transient simulations are required to investigate the influence of the wind power on the power system stability. The DFIG considered in this analysis is a wound rotor induction generator with slip rings. The stator is directly connected to the grid and the rotor is interface via a back to back power converter. Power converter are usually controlled utilizing vector control techniques which allow the decoupled control of both active and reactive power flow to the grid. In the present investigation, the dynamic DFIG performance is presented for both normal and abnormal grid conditions. The control performance of DFIG is satisfactory in normal grid conditions and it is found that, both active and reactive power maintains a study pattern in spite of fluctuating wind speed and net electrical power supplied to grid is maintained constant.


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Fuzzy Controller for Three Phases Induction Motor Drives


Because of the low maintenance and robustness induction motors have many applications in the industries. Most of these applications need fast and smart speed control system. This paper introduces a smart speed control system for induction motor using fuzzy logic controller. Induction motor is modeled in synchronous reference frame in terms of dq form. The speed control of induction motor is the main issue achieves maximum torque and efficiency. Two speed control techniques, Scalar Control and Indirect Field Oriented Control are used to compare the performance of the control system with fuzzy logic controller. Indirect field oriented control technique with fuzzy logic controller provides better speed control of induction motor especially with high dynamic disturbances. The model is carried out using Matlab/Simulink computer package. The simulation results show the superiority of the fuzzy logic controller in controlling three-phase induction motor with indirect field oriented control technique.


  1. Vector control
  2. Fuzzy logic
  3. Induction motor drive




Fig. 1. Block diagram of scalar controller for IM.


Fig. 2. Indirect Field Oriented Control of IM.



Fig. 3. Speed response of scalar and vector control


Fig 4. Torque response of scalar and vector control.


Fig. 5. Flux response of scalar control.


Fig. 6. Flux response of vector control.


Fuzzy logic controller shows fast control response with three-phase induction motor. Two different control techniques are used with Fuzzy logic controllers which are scalar and field oriented control techniques. Fuzzy logic controller system shows better response with these two techniques. Meanwhile, the scalar controller has a sluggish response than FOC because of the inherent coupling effect in field and torque components. However, the developed fuzzy logic control with FOC shows fast response, smooth performance, and high dynamic response with speed changing and transient conditions.


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