Welcome to Wind Power Generators – their design and control


The course includes:

  • a thorough analysis of main commercial wind-generator systems in their topologies for high ratio gear, one stage gear and gearless, performance, merits and demerits
  • introduces a fairly general (but practical) model and  electromagnetic design methodology for variable speed wind-generators  with application to case studies for :
  • cage- rotor induction generator systems, wound-rotor induction generators, PM synchronous generators, DC-excited synchronous generators
  • shows key FEM results for design validation
  • discusses an optimal design methodology with case study results
  • shows performance, size and cost comparisons between various solutions
  • introduces the main power electronics control systems-with dual PWM converters with their vector and direct power control strategies, with results on case studies with non-faulty and asymmetric  voltage sags
  • presents new (one with PMs and one PM-less) potential, lower weight & higher performance large power wind-generator solutions for high ratio gear, single stage gear and gearless topologies with:
  • principle, merits and demerits, preliminary sizing, FEM key results to illustrate their capabilities
  • presents new power electronics converters (matrix, selfboosting etc) amenable to wind generators of the future ,with preliminary results on their performance
  • presents different control methods during normal operation and ride-through operation
  • summarizes main existing and possible future trends in wind-generators systems related to their design and control and identifies new subjects for future research in the field



-engineering mathematics, electromagnetic fields and circuits, electric machines basics, power electronics basics, applied control basics.

Organizer: Prof. Frede Blaabjerg Aalborg University, fbl@et.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Prof. Ion Boldea, University Politehnica Timisoara, Romania


Time: 7-9 November 2016 (ends at 12:00 the 9 November 2016)

Place: Aalborg University, Department of Energy Technology, Pontoppidanstræde, Aalborg East

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 17 October 2016

Important information concerning PhD courses 
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.