Simulation and Control of Wind Turbine using Hydrostatic Drive Train

  • Abolfath Nikranjbar Islamic Azad University Karaj Branch
  • Amin Nazarian Sharbabaki Malek-Ashtar University of Technology


In line with the demands to obtain energy from renewable energy resources, utilization of the wind turbines to convert the wind energy into the desired usable form with maximum efficiency has been faced with ever increasing research efforts. In this study taken a different approach with conventional systems, wind turbine with hydrostatic power train system is considered. Hydrostatic power train system characterized with high power and torque transmission along with significant efficiency, capable of reliably controlling the performance of the system, and persistent hydraulic components, has been replaced with the conventional mechanical power train system between the vane and electric generator. To explain the performance of the proposed system, a mathematical model of wind turbine with variable speed hydrostatic transmission in the MATLA/SIMULINK software has been established and the system control algorithm is presented. Based on the detailed mathematical model and using the information of hydraulic equipments from famous vendors and manufacturers to make the results ever realistic, simulation results showing the great performance compared to the today's conventional wind turbines.

Author Biographies

Abolfath Nikranjbar, Islamic Azad University Karaj Branch
Mechanical Eng. Dept.
Amin Nazarian Sharbabaki, Malek-Ashtar University of Technology
Mech. & Aero. Dep., Isfahan


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How to Cite
Nikranjbar, A., & Nazarian Sharbabaki, A. (2013). Simulation and Control of Wind Turbine using Hydrostatic Drive Train. Majlesi Journal of Energy Management, 2(2). Retrieved from