Wind Energy Technology
SUPERGEN Wind Energy Technology
Energy Programme  
  Sustainable Power Generation and Supply - Phase 2  


Mahmoud ZaggoutMahmoud

Academic background
Mahmoud Zaggout received his BSc. and MSc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering  from Alfateh University (Tripoli-Libya) in 2000 and 2008. He was employed as a teaching assistant in Electrical engineering department at Misurata University.

Academic background
Condition Monitoring Using the Wind Turbine Generator Control Loop

Research background
Using condition monitoring, faults can be detected and corrected before failure bringing significant benefits from reduced downtime, increased capacity factor and availability. Conventional condition monitoring techniques require the deployment of a variety of costly sensors and computationally intensive analysis techniques. This research aims to develop condition monitoring techniques for modern large wind turbines, particularly in the offshore environment based on the concept that faults have a large impact on control loop signals. Observing these signals is available at no cost, requiring no new sensors, and will be used for the first time to detect wind turbine faults. This work will be carried out theoretically and then experimentally by using Condition Monitoring Test Rig at Durham University. 

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