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Hui Li

Bio: Hui Li is an academic researcher from Chongqing University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Wind power & Junction temperature. The author has an hindex of 21, co-authored 108 publications receiving 1735 citations. Previous affiliations of Hui Li include Shihezi University & University of Texas Medical Branch.


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TL;DR: In this paper, an improved control strategy with the instantaneous rotor power feedback is proposed to limit the fluctuation range of the dc-link voltage in a back-to-back pulsewidth modulation converter in a doubly fed induction generator for wind turbine systems.
Abstract: The paper presents to develop a new control strategy of limiting the dc-link voltage fluctuation for a back-to-back pulsewidth modulation converter in a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) for wind turbine systems. The reasons of dc-link voltage fluctuation are analyzed. An improved control strategy with the instantaneous rotor power feedback is proposed to limit the fluctuation range of the dc-link voltage. An experimental rig is set up to valid the proposed strategy, and the dynamic performances of the DFIG are compared with the traditional control method under a constant grid voltage. Furthermore, the capabilities of keeping the dc-link voltage stable are also compared in the ride-through control of DFIG during a three-phase grid fault, by using a developed 2 MW DFIG wind power system model. Both the experimental and simulation results have shown that the proposed control strategy is more effective, and the fluctuation of the dc-link voltage may be successfully limited in a small range under a constant grid voltage and a non-serious grid voltage dip.

300 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigated the cost-effective ranges of gearbox ratios and power ratings of multibrid permanent magnet (PM) wind generator systems by using a design optimization method.
Abstract: This paper investigates the cost-effective ranges of gearbox ratios and power ratings of multibrid permanent-magnet (PM) wind generator systems by using a design optimization method. First, the analytical model of a multibrid wind turbine concept consisting of a single-stage gearbox and a three-phase radial-flux PM synchronous generator with a back-to-back power converter is presented. The design optimization is adopted with a genetic algorithm for minimizing generator system cost. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed electromagnetic design model, the optimization results of a 500-kW direct-drive PM generator and a 1.5-MW multibrid PM generator with various gear ratios are, respectively, compared with those from other methods. Then, the optimal design approach is further employed for a range from 750 kW up to 10 MW. The optimization results of PM generator systems including direct-drive and multibrid wind turbine configurations are obtained, and the suitable ranges of gear ratios for different power ratings are investigated. Finally, the detailed comparisons of the most cost-effective multibrid PM generator system and the optimized direct-drive PM generator system are also presented and discussed. The comparative results have shown that the multibrid wind turbine concept appears more cost-effective than the direct-drive concept.

244 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, an enhanced control method for a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind-power generation system with series grid-side converter (SGSC) under unbalanced grid voltage conditions is presented.
Abstract: This paper presents an enhanced control method for a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind-power generation system with series grid-side converter (SGSC) under unbalanced grid voltage conditions. The behaviors of the DFIG system with SGSC during network unbalance are described. By injecting a series control voltage generated from the SGSC to balance the stator voltage, the adverse effects of voltage unbalance upon the DFIG, such as stator and rotor current unbalances, electromagnetic torque, and power pulsations, can be removed, and then the conventional vector control strategy for the rotor-side converter remains in full force under unbalanced conditions. Meanwhile, three control targets for the parallel grid-side converter (PGSC) are identified, including eliminating the oscillations in the total active power or reactive power, or eliminating negative-sequence current injected to the grid. Furthermore, a precise current reference generation strategy for the PGSC has been proposed for the PGSC to further improve the operation performance of the whole system. Finally, the proposed coordinated control strategy for the DFIG system with SGSC has been validated by the simulation results of a 2-MW-DFIG-based wind turbine with SGSC and experimental results on a laboratory-scale experimental rig under small steady-state grid voltage unbalance.

174 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a performance degradation model and a real-time remaining useful life (RUL) prediction method are proposed on the basis of temperature characteristic parameters to determine the RUL of wind turbine bearings.
Abstract: A performance degradation model and a real-time remaining useful life (RUL) prediction method are proposed on the basis of temperature characteristic parameters to determine the RUL of wind turbine bearings. First, using the moving average method, the relative temperature data of wind turbine bearings are smoothed, and the temperature trend data are obtained on the basis of the uncertainty of wind speed and wind direction that causes the temperature of wind turbine bearings to vary widely. Second, given that the degradation speed of bearings changes with operational time and uncertain external factors, the performance degradation model is established with the Wiener process. The parameters of this model are obtained through the maximum likelihood estimation method. Third, according to the failure principle of the first temperature monitoring value beyond the first warning threshold, the RUL prediction model for wind turbine bearings is established on the basis of an inverse Gaussian distribution. Finally, the performance degradation process and real-time RUL prediction are demonstrated by predicting the RUL of a practical rear bearing of a wind turbine generator. The comparison of the predicted RUL and actual RUL shows that the proposed model and prediction method are correct and effective.

63 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a grid-connected doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine with series grid-side converter (SGSC) is proposed to improve the control and operation performance of DFIG system during network unbalance.
Abstract: This paper proposes a control scheme of a grid-connected doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine with series grid-side converter (SGSC) to improve the control and operation performance of DFIG system during network unbalance. The behaviors of DFIG system with SGSC under unbalanced grid voltage conditions are described. The SGSC is controlled to inject voltage in series to balance the stator voltage. Therefore, the adverse effects of voltage unbalance upon the DFIG such as large stator and rotor current unbalances, electromagnetic torque and power pulsations are removed and the conventional vector control strategy for the rotor-side converter (RSC) remains in full force under unbalanced conditions. Meanwhile, three selective control targets for the parallel grid-side converter (PGSC), such as eliminating the oscillations in total active or reactive power, or no negative-sequence current injected to the grid are identified and compared. Besides, the proportional resonant controllers in the stationary reference frame are designed for both the SGSC and PGSC to further improve the dynamic performance of the whole system. Finally, the ratings and losses of the SGSC and the injected transformer are discussed and the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme is verified by the simulation results of a 2 MW DFIG-based wind turbine with SGSC under steady state and small transient grid voltage unbalance.

62 citations


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33,785 citations

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TL;DR: A review of the current state of the art in computational optimization methods applied to renewable and sustainable energy can be found in this article, which offers a clear vision of the latest research advances in this field.
Abstract: Energy is a vital input for social and economic development. As a result of the generalization of agricultural, industrial and domestic activities the demand for energy has increased remarkably, especially in emergent countries. This has meant rapid grower in the level of greenhouse gas emissions and the increase in fuel prices, which are the main driving forces behind efforts to utilize renewable energy sources more effectively, i.e. energy which comes from natural resources and is also naturally replenished. Despite the obvious advantages of renewable energy, it presents important drawbacks, such as the discontinuity of generation, as most renewable energy resources depend on the climate, which is why their use requires complex design, planning and control optimization methods. Fortunately, the continuous advances in computer hardware and software are allowing researchers to deal with these optimization problems using computational resources, as can be seen in the large number of optimization methods that have been applied to the renewable and sustainable energy field. This paper presents a review of the current state of the art in computational optimization methods applied to renewable and sustainable energy, offering a clear vision of the latest research advances in this field.

1,394 citations

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TL;DR: The possible methods of using the power electronic technology for improving wind turbine performance in power systems to meet the main grid connection requirements are discussed.
Abstract: This paper reviews the power electronic applications for wind energy systems. Various wind turbine systems with different generators and power electronic converters are described, and different technical features are compared. The electrical topologies of wind farms with different wind turbines are summarized and the possible uses of power electronic converters with wind farms are shown. Finally, the possible methods of using the power electronic technology for improving wind turbine performance in power systems to meet the main grid connection requirements are discussed.

1,344 citations

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Yaguo Lei1, Naipeng Li1, Liang Guo1, Ningbo Li1, Tao Yan1, Jing Lin1 
TL;DR: A review on machinery prognostics following its whole program, i.e., from data acquisition to RUL prediction, which provides discussions on current situation, upcoming challenges as well as possible future trends for researchers in this field.
Abstract: Machinery prognostics is one of the major tasks in condition based maintenance (CBM), which aims to predict the remaining useful life (RUL) of machinery based on condition information. A machinery prognostic program generally consists of four technical processes, i.e., data acquisition, health indicator (HI) construction, health stage (HS) division, and RUL prediction. Over recent years, a significant amount of research work has been undertaken in each of the four processes. And much literature has made an excellent overview on the last process, i.e., RUL prediction. However, there has not been a systematic review that covers the four technical processes comprehensively. To fill this gap, this paper provides a review on machinery prognostics following its whole program, i.e., from data acquisition to RUL prediction. First, in data acquisition, several prognostic datasets widely used in academic literature are introduced systematically. Then, commonly used HI construction approaches and metrics are discussed. After that, the HS division process is summarized by introducing its major tasks and existing approaches. Afterwards, the advancements of RUL prediction are reviewed including the popular approaches and metrics. Finally, the paper provides discussions on current situation, upcoming challenges as well as possible future trends for researchers in this field.

1,116 citations

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TL;DR: A new multiresonant frequency-adaptive synchronization method for grid-connected power converters that allows estimating not only the positive- and negative-sequence components of the power signal at the fundamental frequency but also other sequence components at other harmonic frequencies is presented.
Abstract: This paper presents a new multiresonant frequency-adaptive synchronization method for grid-connected power converters that allows estimating not only the positive- and negative-sequence components of the power signal at the fundamental frequency but also other sequence components at other harmonic frequencies. The proposed system is called MSOGI-FLL since it is based on both a harmonic decoupling network consisting of multiple second-order generalized integrators (MSOGIs) and a frequency-locked loop (FLL), which makes the system frequency adaptive. In this paper, the MSOGI-FLL is analyzed for single- and three-phase applications, deducing some key expressions regarding its stability and tuning. Moreover, the performance of the MSOGI-FLL is evaluated by both simulations and experiments to show its capability for detecting different harmonic components in a highly polluted grid scenario.

950 citations