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Receding horizon pseudospectral optimal control for wave energy conversion
Genest, Romain; Ringwood, John
The present study introduces a real-time control algorithm for applications involving energy maximisation and subject to technological limitations. Development of Wave energy converters constitutes an actual topic of research, in their designs and fluid-interactions, and particularly on their controllability. Immersed WECs are subject to fluid-interaction forces, generating unusual solicitations specific to hydrodynamic equation, such as radiation force or excitation forces. Various control strategies were recently developed and more advance control algorithms are currently applied on WECS, such as Model Predictive Control [1], or Pseudospectral optimal control [2]. Such control strategies, capable of maximizing the energy production while insuring the respect of path constraints, are more realistic and applicable in real conditions involving technological limitation aspects. This paper presents a receding horizon type control, based on pseudospectral approach in the control problem resolution. Dealing with irregular waves on a fixed control horizon, the presented control need to work with nonperiodic functions, implying the change of the basis functions involved in the description of the state and control variables, namely the half-range Chebyshev Fourier functions. Application of the receding horizon control is presented for a generic WEC, and compared with a standard MPC algorithm.
Keyword(s): wave power plants; Fourier transforms; hydrodynamics; optimal control; predictive control
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Type: Book chapter
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Genest, Romain and Ringwood, John (2016) Receding horizon pseudospectral optimal control for wave energy conversion. In: UKACC 11th International Conference on Control (CONTROL), 2016. IEEE. ISBN 9781467398916
Publisher(s): IEEE
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