Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
wind turbines, windmill, generator, power
Doubly Fed Induction Generators (DFIGs) are typically used in large scale (three to five Megawatt) wind turbines because they can be operated over a wide range of wind speeds, have flexible control systems, power electronics need only pass about 30% of the generator power, and the windmill experiences fewer mechanical stresses. This project is to construct the control system for a DFIG. This control system will be used to test the feasibility of using a DFIG on a small-scale wind turbine. Testing confirms that the DFIG delivers power over a wider range of simulated wind speed than a standard induction generator does and delivers an average of 54% more power than a standard induction generator.
Haines, Nathan, "Control System for a Doubly Fed Induction Generator" (2013). Honors Theses. 673.