Here are a few of the PRINCIPLES associated with this Simulator.
COMPUTER SIMULATION of WIND TURBINE GENERATORS.
In order to cut the level of greenhouse gas emissions from
traditional Power Stations a large number of Wind Turbines are being installed throughout
Britain and Europe.
This SIMULATOR makes it possible for colleges and universities to study the TECHNOLOGY of
Wind Turbine Generators and for them to keep abreast of progress in this field without the
need to invest in complex and expensive laboratory installations.
This SIMULATOR allows you to set up any size and rating of Wind Turbine Installation, and
then you can OPERATE any of FIVE different Electrical Designs just like the REAL Equipment
to assess the Performance that can be achieved with each of them.
This SIMULATOR also includes a thorough study of the Principles of Wind Turbine
Generators, the Mechanical Aspects of their design and the Electrical Technology involved.
THE ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTER SIMULATION.
1) They are SAFE to work with, they can be NO DANGER to the
student or to the equipment.
2) Experimenting with REAL SYSTEMS is very difficult to carry out and it is EXPENSIVE in
TIME and EQUIPMENT.
3) Simulators can represent ANY SIZE, ANY SPEED and ANY SPECIFICATION of Drive or System.
4) Simulators have inbuilt MEASUREMENT, DISPLAY and INSTRUMENTATION with Tables and
5) With Simulators it can be VERY QUICK to obtain results and to find out the effects of
changes, SECONDS and MINUTES rather than Hours and Days.
6) It is easier and cheaper to KEEP UP TO DATE in this rapidly changing field of Power
THIS SIMULATOR IS A COMPLETE STUDY PACKAGE.
This SIMULATOR comes to you with a COMPLETE SET of EXPERIMENTS for
you and your Students to carry out on the Simulator and these Experiments have been
designed to help you to fully understand the Electrical Technology needed to implement and
operate Wind Turbine Generators.
Experiments include studies of the Power to be generated by a Turbine installation under
specific Wind Speeds, studies of the effects of Turbine Systems on the Mains Supply,
studies of the best choices for the System i.e. use of Gearboxes, generator pole numbers
and voltage etc. These are in addition to experiments designed to help you understand the
Simulator and the 5 Power Electronic Systems covered.
These Experiments are supplied as Computer Files which can be loaded into our EXPERIMENTS
PROGRAMME so that the Experiment Instructions can be displayed on the screen along with
the Simulator on which the instructions are carried out.
Some of the Experiments are for carrying out during one study period and others will need
to be spread over a number of study sessions.
All of the Experiments are designed to be carried out independantly by the Student with
only the occasional involvement of the Tutor.
All of these 5 Simulations contain accurate measurements of the
Powers which can be generated by the Wind Turbine and fed into the Mains Supply, under all
Wind Conditions. They take account of the Power Losses in the Turbines, Gearboxes,
Generators, Convertors and Transformers and therefore give true indication of the REAL
There are also measurements of the Circuit Currents and Voltages and the Speeds of the
various components. Also included are Convertor Measurements to allow you to understand
it's operation. These Measurements are made under all operating and Load conditions.
The MAINS SUPPLY Connection !
A specific set of Measurements and a Waveform Diagram are included
in all the 5 Simulations to allow the effects of the Wind Turbine on the Mains Supply to
be evaluated under all operating conditions.
This includes a Waveform of the Mains Current and measurements of it's Harmonic
It also includes Power Factor, Power Current and Reactive Current information so that the
full effect on the Mains Network can be appreciated.
These Waveforms and Measurements allow the performance of the 5 different Systems to be
compared so as to decide which System is the most appropriate one for a specific
application and Mains Network circumstance.