Seminar entitled "Sustainable Exploitation of Renewable Energy Sources" by Prof. Silvio Simani
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The motivation for this talk comes from a real need to have an open discussion about the challenges of control for very demanding systems, such as
energy conversion systems and installations, requiring the so-called "sustainability" features. It represents the characteristic to tolerate possible
malfunctions affecting the system and, at the same time, the capability to continue working while maintaining power conversion efficiency. Sustainable
control solutions has begun to stimulate research and development in a wide range of industrial communities particularly for those systems demanding
a high degree of reliability and availability. The system should be able to maintain specified operable and committable conditions, and at the same time
should avoid expensive maintenance works. For very large installations a clear conflict exists between ensuring a high degree of availability and reducing
- General considerations
- Advanced control ("sustainable") - motivations
- FDI/FTC general structures
- Fault models
- Modelling issues
- Concluding remarks
Downloads: Teaching Material
Silvio Simani, Cesare Fantuzzi and Ron J. Patton, "Model-based fault diagnosis in dynamic systems using identification
techniques". Springer-Verlag Ed., ISBN: 1852336854. Advances in Industrial Control Series. London, UK. First Ed. November, 2002. (298
The draft document in electronic format: (file in pdf format, 35 MB). (zipped file in PDF format, 34 MB).
Saverio Farsoni and Silvio Simani "Robust Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control of Wind Turbines".
Informatics, IT, Saarbrucken, Germany: Scholars' Press. OmniScriptum GmbH & Co. KG, 1st ed., May 9th, 2016.
http://www.scholars-press.com. ISBN: 978-3-659-83801-9. (102 pages).
Saverio Farsoni's Ph.D. Thesis Dissertation: (file in pdf format, 6.3 MB).
Silvio Simani and Saverio Farsoni "Fault Diagnosis and Sustainable Control of Wind Turbines: Robust data-driven and model-based strategies". Series of Mechanical Engineering, Oxford (UK): Butterworth-Heinemann, Elsevier, 1st ed., Jan. 4th 2018. ISBN: 9780128129845.
Elseview book page.